CRAPNELL, John James

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Suffolk Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
5823141
P.O.W. number: 
253486
Born: 
Tuesday, July 7, 1903
Birthplace: 
Ipswich, Suffolk

Lance Corporal John Crapnell was reported missing during operations in North Africa on 26 February 1943 (Battle for Steamroller Farm) later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.
German Record Cards of British POWs /  National Archives file WO416/81/366.
 
Notes
There is some confusion on the POW Records with one showing Stalag 4B and another 4C. However the POW files formerly held at the Infantry Record Office, Warwick,also show 4C. 
 

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