Hamshire B J S (Jack)

NAME Hamshire Bernard John Stanton (“Jack”)
RANK IN GREECE

Signalman

ON DEMOB

N/K

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

2343182

PRISONER

4208

UNIT IN GREECE

RCSigs, 1 Spec Wireless Sect

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

March – April 1941

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Captured/surrendered at Kalamata, 29th April

 

POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

Presumed Dulag 185 Corinth & Dulag 183 Salonika

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

Stalag XVIIID, Marburg;

Stalag XVIIIA, Wolfsburg;

Punishment Camp 132/GW:  Perlmooser Cement Factory, Retznei

ArbKdo 487/L, Mitterndorf, Styria

 

NOTES

Source: Son (Keith)

‘Jack’ was born in 1914 and came from Rye in Sussex. He didn’t speak much about his experiences. Just a few months after repatriation, he married my mother in August 1945, in Rye. They moved to London to work, where he worked for Bowater-Scott, paper manufacturers, as a lorry driver and then as a chauffeur until his death in 1971.

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