Escapee from Italy

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by Skip, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Verrieres

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  2. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Cheers Verrieres,

    Could be this one although there were several Robinsons in 2 SAS at the time. Once I've had a look at the NA i'll be able to cross reference and find out which one was with Curtis.
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member


    Very hit and miss with this set of men.

    No Curtis that fits the bill I'm afraid.

    Robinson's by the bucket load, still he could of been named Smith I suppose!

    Here are the relevant pages anyway.

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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Stoke/Stokes a few possibles, but nothing conclusive.

    Your saving grace is A. Westwater, thankfully present and correct.:)

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  5. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Spot on - cheers Steve. With a bit more digging I will be able to suss out which of them are the men I'm interested in so these will help - That WO file is definitely going to be worth copying on Monday.

    All the best,

  6. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Just noticed that Westwater's gravestone states that he died whilst a prisoner of war yet I know he reached Allied lines and was taken back on strength to the Special Raiding Squadron (1 SAS) on 02/11/43. I also have the citation for his DCM stating the same. So, how could I find out if he was captured with 7 Cdo RA (this is the unit marked on his grave) between this date and his date of death (15/04/44)?

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  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  8. bear.cub

    bear.cub Member

    Can I ask if you located the Escape Report of John Pratt? I'm interested in this particular story as well
  9. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Hi bear.cub,

    Yes, I did copy Pratt's report. It's 4 pages with minimal information. The files are quite large but very happy to send it if you PM me an email address.
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