PARSONS, Samuel

Rank: 
Fusilier
Unit/Base: 
1 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
4192874
Fusilier Samuel Parsons was wounded 8 November 1942 during operations in North Africa (Operation Torch) [1]
  • 2 March 1943 reported missing during operations in North Africa, later found to be a prisoner of war in Italy [2][2a].
  • 15 September 1943 escaped from Camp PG53, Italy [3].
  • October 1943 reported no longer a prisoner of war [3a][b].
  • Rejoined No.1 Commando serving in the Far East [4].
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/55.
[2] Casualty lists / National Archives files WO417/59.
[2a] Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/21.
[3] Escape Evasion MI9 Report / National Archives file WO208/5400.
[3a] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/67.
[3b] Royal Welch Fusiliers 1939 Enlistment Register Book 15.
[4] Image in the CVA Gallery.
 

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