Dawson David R

NAME Dawson David Reginald
RANK IN GREECE

Sapper

ON DEMOB

N/K

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

34362

PRISONER

159

UNIT IN GREECE

2NZEF, Div Engs?* (possibly 6th Field Coy)*

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

March – April 1941

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Surrendered/captured, date & place unknown**
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

Probably Corinth and/or Salonika

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

Stalag XVIIIA, Wolfsberg;

ArbKdo 10030/GW, Lavamund

 

NOTES & SOURCES

Source:  Grand-daughter (Danielle) & Forces War Records via Buster Beckett

  • * “I’m not sure where Grandad was exactly captured. But I’ve heard a story of the engineers (my grandad being one of them) being left to destroy a bridge behind our retreating soldiers. But lots of paratroopers cut them off before they could retreat themselves and they spent time in the hills before being captured and taken prisoner of war”.  If this refers to the Corinth Canal Bridge then the Unit was 6th Field Coy 2NZEF
  • ** If he was with 6th Fld Coy at the Corinth Canal, then he was possibly captured in the countryside fairly close to the bridge, presumably on the south side – see David’s “Part 3, Greek Campaign” Archive File.

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