Stalag IV-DZ (4DZ), Annaburg, Germany

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ARMITAGE, Harold, E.

Private
4546729
No 2 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment

Private Harold Armitage, 3 Troop, was reported missing 13 September 1943 during operations at Salerno, Italy, before being found to be a prisoner of war. He was last seen fit and well 10 September patrolling the Eastern slopes of Liberatore Hill in the company of Pte. Brinkley and Cpl.

BARBER, Harold, James

Private
5779882
No 2 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Private Harold Barber, known as John, was wrongly reported killed in action on 13 September 1943 during operations at Salerno, Italy, before being confirmed as alive and a prisoner of war.

BARRY, John

Private
4122804
No 6 Commando
Cheshire Regiment

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

BRINKLEY, James

Private
6104149
No 2 Commando
Queen's Royal Regiment

Private Brinkley, 3 Troop, was reported missing 13 September 1943 during operations at Salerno, Italy. He was last seen fit and well on 10 September 1943 patrolling the Eastern slopes of Liberatore Hill in the company of Pte. Armitage and Cpl.

CRAIG, John

John Craig 2 Commando
Private
14241657
No 2 Commando
Black Watch
Police Force not known
John Craig was a Police Officer from Blackpool who volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 23 July 1942 as part of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

JOHN, William, H.

Fusilier
6482272
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier William John was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later found to be a prisoner of war. 

PEW, Charles McAllum

Private
6096544
Middle East Commando
Queen's Royal Regiment West Surrey
Charles McAllum Pew from Uddingston in Lanarkshire, Scotland, enlisted 16 May 1940, civil occupation Seaman. Private Charles Pew, Middle East Commando, was reported missing 14 September 1942 during operations at Tobruk later confirmed a prisoner of war after capture on 18 September 1942.

REID, Ernest, E.

Acting Lance Corporal
5627457
No 1 Commando
Devonshire Regiment

Acting Lance Corporal Ernest Reid, 3 Troop, was reported missing during operations in North Africa 2 March 1943, found to have been taken prisoner and later transported to Stalag 4DZ.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives files WO417/59; WO417/60.

SPEIGHT, James Robert

James Robert Speight 6 Commando
Lance Corporal (Corporal)
4537686
No 6 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
West Yorkshire Regiment, 7th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion

James Robert Speight from Leeds was reported as missing on 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle for Steamroller Farm). Later found to be a prisoner of war. On 13 April 1945 he escaped from a working party and reached allied lines.


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