EVANS, Clifford Gregory

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
1 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
South Wales Borderers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
4078187
P.O.W. number: 
220442
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Saturday, May 8, 1920
Birthplace: 
Abertillery, Wales
Died : 
Wednesday, August 23, 2000
Lance Corporal Clifford Evans was reported missing 4 March 1943 during operations in North Africa, later found to be a prisoner of war. The following year he escaped at Munsterberg, Germany, from a working detachment out of Stalag VIIIA, Gorlitz. Successfully making his way to Sweden he was later repatriated to the UK. Lance Corporal Evans was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of his gallant and distinguished service.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/58, WO417/62, WO417/81, and WO417/86.
London Gazette 36785, page 5131 published 9 November 1944.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1 (Stalag 8A) and WO392/21 (Camp 78).
German Record Cards of British PoW's / National Archives file WO416/114/30 (Stalag 4B).
Escape and evasion reports / National Archives files WO208/3321/2077 and WO208/5582-3.
 

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