BALE, John Henry
Newport Borough Police
South Wales Borderers
Tuesday, December 5, 1916
Private John Bale was reported missing 2 December 1942 during operations in North Africa (Tunisia), later found to be a prisoner of war in Italy [1a].
1943 escaped from captivity to a neutral country [2a].
1944 repatriated back to the UK .
John Bale was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing 60 Alexandra Road, Newport .
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Newport, Gwent .
 Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/55 and WO417/56.
[1a] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/21.
 Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.
[2a] POW Escape Evasion reports via Switzerland / National Archives file WO208/4240.
 Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/85.
 The 1939 Register covering Newport.
 Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 82 issued March 1986.
1985 Register of Deaths in Newport / Register Number 1085.
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