Stalag 3A, Luckenwalde Germany

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CANTLEY, W.J.

No 7 Commando
Layforce

Corporal W.J. Cantley was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941; found to have been taken prisoner and later transported overseas spending his captivity in Stalag 3A and to Stalag 344.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/28 and WO417/34.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/1 and WO392/11.

ELLIOTT, Alfred John

No 2 Commando

Private Alfred Elliott, 3 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Commando raid at St Nazaire on 28/29 March 1942. Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown he was taken prisoner after the raid and later imprisoned at Stalag 344 Lamsdorf* and Stalag 3A Luckenwalde**.
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FAHY, J.

No 2 Commando
Private J. Fahy, 4 troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Embarked on motor launch ML 177 he was taken prisoner after the raid. He is listed as having been detained at both Stalag 3A at Luckenwalde and Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf.
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1 and WO392/11.
 

FARRINGTON, John Beddell

John Beddell Farrington
No 4 Commando
Layforce
Lance Corporal John Farrington was reported missing on 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete with Layforce. He was held as a prisoner in both Germany and Poland, and later awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) for his numerous escapes from different camps.
Citation
"Farrington was captured in Crete in June 1941, and held a prisoner in Germany and Poland. His first escape was in September 1941. He slipped from a column of new prisoners arriving at Luckenwalde but was arrested next night and sent to Berlin.

FERGUSON, W.J.

No 12 Commando

Corporal Ferguson was one of the commando contingent embarked on board HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was wounded, taken prisoner of war and transported to Stalag 3A at Luckenwalde, Germany. 

Sources
Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/41 and WO417/45.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/11.
St Nazaire Society website.

JARVIS, G.

No 2 Commando
Rifleman Jarvis, 3 Troop, embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was wounded and reported missing after the raid but was later found to have been taken prisoner.

MARTIN, H.

52ME Commando

Private H. Martin was reported missing on 2nd June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 3A in Germany.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.


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