Stalag 383, Hohenfels Germany

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ABDALE, Edward

52ME Commando
Private Edward Abdale was reported missing on 2nd June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been wounded and taken prisoner of war. He was transported to Stalag 383 in Germany. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/27 and WO417/54.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
Enlistment Registers Coldstream Guards / Army Book 358.
 

ALVAREZ, J.

'Layforce'

Corporal J. Alvarez, a Spanish volunteer attached to 'D' Bn. Layforce, was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941; found to have been captured and later transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives files WO417/28 and WO417/35..
Prisoners of War Lists, Second World War, 1943-1945. / National Archives file WO392/20.

ANDREWS, William

50ME Commando
Sergeant William Andrews was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 383. Post war member of the Commando Association from Bow, London.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
Commando Association newsletter 96.
 

BARROSO, Montiano

50ME Commando

Lance Sergeant Montiano Barroso, a Spanish volunteer attached to 'D' Bn. Layforce, was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941; found to have been captured and later transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives files WO417/28 and WO417/35..
[2] Prisoners of War Lists, Second World War, 1943-1945. / National Archives files WO392/10 and WO392/20.

BOAST, E.A.

50ME Commando

Corporal Boast was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

BUCKLEY, A.J.T.

'Layforce'

Corporal Buckley was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

BURFORD, Norman Alan

No 7 Commando
Corporal Norman Burford was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field [1]. This occurred during No.7 Commando's rearguard action on Crete. On 2 June 1941 he was reported missing; found to have been taken prisoner and later transported to Stalag 383 [2][2a].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 37616, page 3115.
[2] Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/28.

BUTLER, Ronald Herbert

No 1 Commando
Lance Sergeant Ronald Butler was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during Operation Chariot, the raid on St. Nazaire. He was one of the Commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown and was a prisoner of war after the raid.
Recommendation
"On 28 March 1942 during the Commando raid at St Nazaire France.

CHAPPELL, Ernest Lionel Desmond

Des Chappell 1 Commando
No 1 Commando

Lance Sergeant Ernest Chappell, known as Des, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 306 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was subsequently transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels Germany.

Sources
St Nazaire Society website.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/48.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.

CLAY, Alfred

No 7 Commando

Bombardier Alfred Clay was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941; found to have been captured and later transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/28.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/11.
RA Attestation records.

DAVIS, Stanley Berkeley Edward

LSgt Stanley Davis 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant Stanley 'Dai' Davis, 3 Troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarked on board HMS Campbeltown he was wounded and taken prisoner after the raid and transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels, Germany.

Sources
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/11.
Casualty Lists 1939-45. /National Archives file WO417/50.
St Nazaire Society website.
CVA Gallery.
 

DUMPER, D.

No 3 Commando

Corporal D. Dumper was reported missing after Operation Ambassador, a raid on Guernsey in July 1940. He was later found to have been taken prisoner of war and transported to Stalag 383.

Sources
Casualty Lists /National Archives files WO417/17 and WO417/18.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.
Storm from the Sea, author Brig. Peter Young.
Commando - Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2, author Brig. John Durnford-Slater.
 

FARRINGTON, John Beddell

John Beddell Farrington
No 4 Commando
Layforce
Lance Corporal John Farrington was reported missing on 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete with Layforce. He was held as a prisoner in both Germany and Poland, and later awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) for his numerous escapes from different camps.
Citation
"Farrington was captured in Crete in June 1941, and held a prisoner in Germany and Poland. His first escape was in September 1941. He slipped from a column of new prisoners arriving at Luckenwalde but was arrested next night and sent to Berlin.

FELLOWS, H.H.

50ME Commando
Corporal Fellowes was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
 

FENTON, D.

Middle East Commando

Corporal Fenton, attached Middle East Commando Depot, was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war. 

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/30, WO417/38, and WO417/96.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

FROST, Terence Ernest Manitou

50ME Commando
Terence Ernest Manitou Frost, better known as the renowned artist Sir Terry Frost, was born in Leamington Spa. In 1933 he joined the Territorial Army. He served in France and was then sent out to the Middle East serving in Palestine, Lebanon and the Sudan with the Middle East Commandos. Reported missing during operations in Crete 6 June 1941; found to have been taken prisoner and later transported to Stalag 383, Hohenfels.
  • 30 December 1997 Knighted for services to art and education.

HARRISON, C.F.

'Layforce'

Corporal Harrison, 'D' Bn., Layforce, was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/29.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

HEWITT, W.

'Layforce'

Sergeant Hewitt, 'D' Bn., Layforce, was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

HOLT, Frederick

Corporal Fred Holt 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company

Corporal Frederick Holt, 5 troop, was one of the commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown during the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942 [1]. He was initially reported missing in action until it was discovered he had been taken prisoner [2][2a][2b].  He was transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels Germany [3].

Fred, who was from Wallasey in the Wirral, died in 1964 aged 49 [4]

JONES, Colin

LSgt. Colin Jones MM 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company

Sergeant Colin Jones, 5 troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of his gallant and distinguished service during the raid on St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was one of the Commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown.  Reported missing after the raid then found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels, Germany.

The death of Sgt. Colin Jones MM, of Huyton nr. Liverpool, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 67 issued September 1978.

KING, Alfred William

AlfredKing1Commando
No 1 Commando
Lance Sergeant Alfred King received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Commando raid at St Nazaire on 28/29 March 1942. He embarked on board HMS Campbeltown.

MALLETT, J.

No 7 Commando

Sergeant J. Mallett was reported missing believed a prisoner of war on 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later imprisoned at Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28 and WO417/30.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 and WO382/11.

Notes
Surname also seen spelt as MALLET.
 

MCGILL, A.T.

50ME Commando

Private McGill was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war. 

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/31 and WO417/96.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

MCHUGH, G.T.

No 7 Commando

Lance Corporal McHugh was reported as a prisoner of war 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/30 and WO417/96.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

MUNACHEN, J.

No 7 Commando

Corporal Munachen was reported missing during operations in Cyrenaica on 16/17 November 1941, later found to be a prisoner of war at Stalag 383.

O'DONNELL, Laurence, P.T.

No 2 Commando

Corporal Laurence O'Donnell, 3 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on HMS Cambeltown for the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was subsequently transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels Germany.

Sources
St Nazaire Society website.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/48.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.

POSTELLO, R.

'Layforce'
50ME Commando

Lance Corporal Postello was a Spanish volunteer who served in 'D' Bn., Layforce. He was reported missing on 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. He was later found to have been taken prisoner of war and transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels, Bavaria.
 
Sources
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/20.
British Army Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28.

REED, Robert Middleton

No 7 Commando
Lance Sergeant Robert Reed was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to have been captured and later transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/28.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/11.

RA Attestation records.

RODD, Stanley, W.

Stanley Rodd 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant Stanley Rodd, 6 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 192 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was later  transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels Germany.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/49.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 /National Archives file WO392/1.

SAINT, Reginald George

52ME Commando

Guardsman Reginald Saint was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/27 and WO417/31.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

SHIPTON, Herbert J.

Bert Shipton 9 Commando
No 9 Commando

Lance Corporal Bert Shipton was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 457 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels Germany.

Sources
St Nazaire Society website.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.
[Image] CVA Gallery.
 

SIMPSON, Harold Leonard

No 2 Commando

Lance Corporal Harold Simpson, 3 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the raid on St. Nazaire on the night of 27/28th March, 1942.  Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown he was captured after the raid and later imprisoned at Stalag 383 Hohenfels 
Recommendation

SMITH, George

No 7 Commando
Sergeant George Smith was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to have been captured and later transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives files WO417/28 and WO417/30.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.

Royal Artillery Attestation Records.

STEINKE, R.F.

No 7 Commando

Corporal Steinke was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/33.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.

SUMMERFIELD, J.

50ME Commando

Corporal Summerfield was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/27 and WO417/93.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

TAYLOR, Stanley Benjamin

50ME Commando

Sergeant Stanley Taylor was reported missing on 2nd June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 383 in Germany.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/27 and WO417/29.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

THEOBALD, Richard

52ME Commando
Sergeant Richard Theobald was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 383. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Leicester.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 103 issued Sept 1996.

WEBB, Frederick, C.

No 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant Frederick Webb was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 262 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels, Germany.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43 and WO417/91.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.

WILLIAMSON, C.E.F.

'Layforce'

Lance Corporal Williamson, 'D' Bn., Layforce, was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 383.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.


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