ALLARDICE, William Dallas
Unit / Base:
Middle East Commandos
London Scottish The Gordon Highlanders
Honours & Awards:
Private William Allardice received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during his escape from captivity as a prisoner of war.
Pte. Allardyce was captured at Tobruk on 14 Sep.'42 and at the time of the Italian Armistice was imprisoned at Camp 70 (Monte Urano). On 26 Sep.'43 when the Germans were occupying the Camp he escaped wearing Italian military uniform. Gradually he reached Scarafano, and there awaited the arrival of the Allies. On 14 Jun '44 he reported to British troops at Popoli.
London Gazette 36785, page 5132.
National Archives file WO373/96/504.