2721488 Cyril Cobbe MYLES, 1 Irish Guards

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    WO 344-230-2

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2721488
    Rank: Lance Serjeant
    Surname: MYLES
    Christian Names: Cyril Cobbe
    Decorations: Africa Star

    2. Unit (Army): 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): 1st DIVISION

    4. Date of Birth: 19 Mar 1918
    5. Date of Enlistment: 20 Jun 1918
    6. Civilian Trade: Clerk
    7. Private Address: 22 Cambridge Avenue, Pigeonhouse Road, Dublin, EIRE

    8. Place of Capture: Recce Ridge, near Medjez-el-Bab, TUNISIA
    Date of Capture: 31 Mar 1943

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: Yes

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Camp 206 Near Naples 5 Apr 1943 - 7 Jun 1943
    Camp 203 Bologna 8 Jun 1943 - 25 Sep 1943
    Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf 2 Oct 1943 - 22 Jan 1945
    Stalag VIIIA Gorlitz 5 days
    Stalag XIIB Bad Sulza 5 days

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    No
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    -

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    Suppurating Wound, Wound, 17 months
    Malaria - 15 days
    Dysentery, Privation on March (Marching for 3 months), 11 days

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    No. Inadequate accommodation and medical supplies.


    PART II

    2. Lectures before Capture
    (State where, when and by whom)
    (a) Were you lectured in your unit on how to behave in the event of capture?:
    Yes
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    No

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    No

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    No
    (Give details of each attempt separately, stating where, when, method employed, names of your companions, where and when captured and by whom. Were you physically fit? What happened to our companions?)
    No

    5. Sabotage.
    Did you do any sabotage or destruction of enemy factory plant, war material, communications, etc., when employed on working-parties or during escape?
    No
    (Give details, places and dates).
    -

    6. Collaboration with enemy.
    Do you know of any British or American personnel who collaborated with the enemy or in any way helped the enemy against other Allied PoWS?
    No
    (Give details, names of person(s) concerned, camp(s), dates and nature of collaboration or help given to enemy).
    -

    7. War Crimes.
    If you have any information or evidence of bad treatment by the enemy to yourself or to others, or knowledge of any enemy violation of Geneva Convention you should ask for a copy of “Form Q” on which to make your statement.
    -

    8. Have you any other matter of any kind you wish to bring to notice?
    On March sick men were put in separate column and were beaten with rifle butts and sticks if unable to keep moving.

    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    I fully realised that all information relating to the matters covered by the questions in PART II are of a highly secret and official nature.
    I have had explained to me and fully understand that under Defence Regulations or U.S.A.R. 380-5 I am forbidden to publish or communicate any information concerning these matters.


    Date of Signature: 27 April 1945
     
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    Army Number: 2721488
    Rank: Lance-Serjeant
    Name: C MYLES
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: North Africa
    POW Number: 32276
    Date of Capture: 31/03/1943
    Place of Capture: Recce Ridge, Tunisia
    Camp: Stalag 344
    TNA Reference: WO 344-230-2

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