2734316 Frederick James BAGGALEY, 2 Welsh Guards

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    Army Number: 2734316
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Name: F J BAGGALEY
    Unit: Welsh Guards
    POW Number: 11960
    Date of Capture:
    Place of Capture:
    Camp: Stalag 357
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    WO 344-13-2

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2734316
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Surname: BAGGALEY
    Christian Names: Frederick James
    Decorations: 1939 - 1943 Star

    2. Unit (Army): WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): 12 Guards Brigade

    4. Date of Birth: 9 Aug 1919
    5. Date of Enlistment: 31 Aug 1937
    6. Civilian Trade: Tailor’s Trimmer
    7. Private Address: 10 Hillingdon Street, Walworth, London, SE 17.

    8. Place of Capture: Boulogne, FRANCE
    Date of Capture: 25 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag XXA Thorn, Poland 9 June 1940 - 18 May 1944
    Stalag 357 Thorn, Poland 18 May 1944 - 11 August 1944
    Stalag 357 Fallingbostel near Hanover 13 August 1944 - 6 April 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Lobsens, Poland 21 August 1940 - 14 August 1942 Camp Tailor
    Nakel Poland 15 August 1942 - 31 Oct 1942 Camp Tailor

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:


    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?:
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    (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?)

    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?
    (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?
    (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?
    Making suits for escaping Officers and Other Ranks.

    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: 11 May 1945
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