South Wales Borderer PoW

Discussion in 'North Africa & the Med' started by Dave Cottrell, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. Dave Cottrell

    Dave Cottrell Member

    I have been researching W.G. Parry No. 3908758 S.W.B. Pre war he was with 2nd Batt. As he was awarded the Palestine clasp. However by 1942 he was with 1ST Batt. As he was captured at Tobruck.
    Italian PoW camp was Fossili
    German camp was 4d/Z Annaburg and his number 247121.
    I would love to know if there is any way I can find his name or any information that could allow me to research his personal life?
  2. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron


    The starting point for an individual's military career is to apply for his service records and not to rely upon sites which claim they have them. The turnaround is reported as much as a year until recently and now appears to have reduced.See: Service Records application - MOD response timescale The last few entries, rather than the whole thread!

    See: Request records of deceased service personnel If you do not have their full details, carefully read the guidance.

    Upload the records here once you've obtained them and then the forum can get to work on them.

    There are experts on both German and Italian POW camps, transport, escapes etc here. Sometimes you can be lucky as your subject appears.

    Searching here for his unit's history, the POW camps etc may help. Even his Army No. in case someone has added it.

    I will send you a Private Message in a moment.
  3. Tony56

    Tony56 Member

    I see from other posts that you can access the casualty lists so that will provide some information, other than that it is the same advice as on other threads that applies for any research and that is their service records.
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  4. Dave Cottrell

    Dave Cottrell Member

    Many thanks. Wow what a waiting time.

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