Robert Cowe Johnson POW 4th Ox & Bucks

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  1. Mandy day

    Mandy day New Member

    Hi, I'm looking for a Robert Cowe Johnson who was in the c company the 4th battalion Oxfordshire and buck light infantry. Service number 5387433 pow 12117 .im not very good at navigating these file, could anyone give some advice. Any information greatly appriciated.

    Mandy day
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I'll move post to own thread.
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Seems as though some errors have ocurred in the transcription

    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    Name: R P Johnson
    Rank: Private
    Army Number: 5387433
    Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
    POW Number: 12117
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: 344
    Camp Location: Lambinowice, Poland
    Record Office: Infantry Record Office, Warwick
    Record Office Number: 21

    Theres plenty on her about Stalag 344

    Robert Cowe Johnson
    BIRTH 15 NOV 1918 • Hartlepool, Durham, England
    DEATH DEC 1993 • North Cleveland, Cleveland, England

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  5. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Welcome to the forum.

    I’m sure a member with Ancestry or FMP access will be along shortly with details of his last recorded POW camp and or his POW details from the official casualty lists.

    You will get full chapter and verse on his military service if you follow Clive's advice in the above post.

    You will get full details of all his POW camps from Red Cross in Switzerland via below link.

    Requests for information about people held during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War: Quarterly limit reached

    If you had posted 2 weeks ago you would have been able to apply on or after 1st October but they have speedily reached the limit for 2017 enquiries now so you will have to wait until 1st January 2018. Please keep an eye on ICRC site as the quarterly window for applications is open for only 3 or 4 working days before ICRC close it. It is a free service and it takes 3 to 4 months to get a reply from Switzerland.

    Good Luck

    Steve Y
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  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Do we have a date of capture? I'm assuming there's a good possibility around the end of May 1940 - Fighting at Cassel with the 2 Glosters?
  7. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

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