14265 Lance-Corporal (assumed rank 2/Lt) Raymond Thomson PORTER, LRDG, 2NZEF: POW

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    Army Number: 14265
    Rank: Lance-Corporal (assumed rank of 2/Lieutenant whilst POW)
    Name: Raymond Thomson PORTER
    Unit: Long Range Desert Group, 2 NZEF

    Date of Birth: 3 Nov 1915
    Date of Enlistment: Apr 1940
    Date of Capture: 22 Nov 1941,
    Place of Capture: Libya
     
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    Name: Raymond Thomson Poster [Porter] . Date of Birth: 03/11/1915 . Place of Birth:... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 416/293/301
    Name: Raymond Thomson Poster [Porter].
    Date of Birth: 03/11/1915.
    Place of Birth: New Zealand.
    Service: 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
    Rank: 2nd Lieutenant.
    Regiment/Unit/Squadron: [unspecified].
    Service Number: 14265.
    Date of Capture: [unspecified].
    Theatre of Capture: [unspecified].
    Camp Name/Number: Oflag VA Weinsberg.
    PoW number: 28528.
    Date of Death: [unspecified].
    Number of Photographs: 0.
    Number of Fingerprints: 0.
    Number of X-rays: 0.
    Number of Cards: 1.
    Date: [1939-1945]
     
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    PART I.
    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE FOR BRITISH/AMERICAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR.

    1. No.
    14265
    RANK - L/CPL.
    SURNAME - PORTER
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - RAYMOND THOMSON
    DECORATIONS -

    2. UNIT (ARMY) -
    LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP

    3. DIVISION (ARMY) -
    2 NZEF

    4. DATE OF BIRTH -
    3/11/1915

    5. DATE OF ENLISTMENT -
    APRIL 1940

    6. CIVILIAN TRADE OR PROFESSION -
    MERCANTILE CLERK

    7. PRIVATE ADDRESS -
    c/o F.E. PORTER, HAUTANOA, TOKOMARU BAY, N.Z.

    8. PLACE AND DATE OF ORIGINAL CAPTURE -
    MECHILI, LIBYA, 22/11/41

    9. WERE YOU WOUNDED WHEN CAPTURED? -
    NO

    10. MAIN CAMPS OR HOSPITALS IN WHICH IMPRISONED
    Camp No. / Location / From / Till

    - CAPUA, ITALY DEC '41 - MAR. '42
    No. 47 MODENA, ITALY NOV '42 - OCT '43
    OFLAG VA WEINSBERG, GERMANY NOV 43 - MAR 45
    STALAG 7A MOOSBURG, GERMANY APRIL 45

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    11. WERE YOU IN A WORKING CAMP?
    Location / From/ Till / Nature of Work

    NO

    12. DID YOU SUFFER FROM ANY SERIOUS ILLNESSES WHILE A P/W?
    Nature of Illness / Cause / Duration

    NO

    12 b. DID YOU RECEIVE ADEQUATE MEDICAL TREATMENT?

    -


    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE PART II TOP SECRET

    1. No.
    14265
    RANK - L/CPL
    SURNAME - PORTER
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - RAYMOND THOMSON


    2. LECTURES before Capture:
    ( a ) Were you lectured in your unit on how to behave the event of capture? (State where, when and by whom).

    NO
    ( b ) Were you lectured on escape and evasion? (State where, when and by whom.
    NO

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

    NO

    4. ESCAPES attempted:
    Did yo make any attempted or partly successful escapes? (Give details of each attempt accurately, stating where, when, method employed, names of your companions, wherein when recaptured and by whom. Were you physically fit? What happened to your 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.)

    NO

    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 agains other Allied Prisoners of War? (Give details, names of persons concerned, camps, dates and nature of collaboration or help given to enemy).

    NO

    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.
    (NOTE: Form Q is a separate form inviting information on "War Crimes" and describes the kind of offences coning under this title.)



    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE PART II TOP SECRET
    (continued)

    8. Have you any other matter of any kind you wish to bring to notice?
    YES.
    (1) From 26th Nov. '41 to released, I assumed the rank of 2nd Lieut at the suggest of NZ Officers in BENGHAZI Prison Camp for escape purposes. I beg to be permitted to make a complete statement concerning this matter.
    (2) Attached to "I" Dept. OFLAG VA.



    SECURITY UNDERTAKING
    I fully realise that all information relating 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
    12th May '45
    Signature R. T. Porter


    [Erased]:
    A written report to follow
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  4. GeoffMNZ

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  5. Andreas

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    Here's the capture report from his patrol CO. Picked up by an Italian patrol I suppose.

    All the best

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