MAXWELL, Thomas Turnbull

Rank: 
Guardsman
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2695837
Died : 
Monday, April 5, 1943
Died in service unknown cause
Age: 
22
Roll of Honour: 
Gdsm. Maxwell died whilst a prisoner of war.
 
The CWGC list him by his Regiment only. His name is however recorded on the Westminster Abbey Commando ROH as being a member of Layforce and dying as a Prisoner of War.  His name is therefore held on our ROH in the hope that further information establishing, or otherwise, any Commando service will come to light in the future.
 
Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery
Those buried here died while prisoners of war during the German occupation, most of the graves coming from the cemetery at the large camp at Lamsdorf, Stalag VIIIB (after 1943 known as Stalag 344), where there was a hospital of 450 beds used only for Commonwealth prisoners. Before this hospital came into being the sick at Lamsdorf were treated at the hospital at Langenbielau: those who died were buried in Langenbielau Catholic Cemetery, and these graves were also moved to the Commonwealth plot at Krakow
 
(Sources: CWGC/Westminster Abbey ROH.)
 

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