2385615 Signalman Edgar Burton LOWE, Royal Signals & 1 Special Air Service: POW

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    Army Number: 2385615
    Rank: Signalman
    Name: Edgar Burton LOWE
    Unit: Royal Corps of Signals ; 1st Special Air Service

    Date of Birth: 2 Aug 1921
    Place of Birth: New Westwood
    Date of Enlistment: 12 Feb 1942
    Date of Capture: 17 Nov 1943
    Place of Capture: Leros


     
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    https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C17067311
    Reference: WO 416/228/363
    Name: Edgar Burton Lowe.
    Date of Birth: 02 August 1921.
    Place of Birth: New Westwood.
    Service: British Army.
    Rank: Private [Sergeant Major]. - probably Signalman
    Regiment/Unit/Squadron: [Royal Corps of Signals].
    Service Number: [2385615].
    Date of Capture: 17 November 1943.
    Theatre of Capture: Leros.
    Camp Name/Number: Stalag XVIIA Kaisersteinbruch.
    PoW number: 155620.
    Date of Death: [6 May 2011].
    Number of Photographs: 0.
    Number of Fingerprints: 0.
    Number of X-rays: 0.
    Number of Cards: 1.
    Date: [1939-1945]
     
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    View Record Lowe Edgar Burton 2 Aug 1921 12 Feb 1942 17 Nov 1943 Leros

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    PART I.
    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE FOR BRITISH/AMERICAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR.

    1. No.
    2385615
    RANK - SIGNALMAN
    SURNAME - LOWE
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - EDGAR BURTON
    DECORATIONS - NIL

    2. UNIT (ARMY) -
    1st SPECIAL AIR SERVICE (ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS)

    3. DIVISION (ARMY) -
    M.E. RAIDING FORCES

    4. DATE OF BIRTH -
    2nd AUG. 1921

    5. DATE OF ENLISTMENT -
    12th FEB. 1942

    6. CIVILIAN TRADE OR PROFESSION -
    BRICKLAYER

    7. PRIVATE ADDRESS -
    NEW WESTWOOD, JACKSDALE, NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND

    8. PLACE AND DATE OF ORIGINAL CAPTURE -
    LEROS. 17th NOV. 1943

    9. WERE YOU WOUNDED WHEN CAPTURED? -
    NO

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

    STALAG 7A MOOSBURG 19/12/43 - 29/12/43
    STALAG 17A KAISERSTEINBRUCK 2/1/44 - 17/1/43 [sic]
    Screenshot 2023-10-13 at 11.58.07.png

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

    WIEN NEUSTADT 17/1/44 - 11/3/44 SALVAGE (WRECKED AIRCRAFT)
    WIEN SEYRING 11/3/44 - 18/3/45 AIRFIELD CONSTRUCTION

    Screenshot 2023-10-13 at 11.58.12.png

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

    NIL

    12 b. DID YOU RECEIVE ADEQUATE MEDICAL TREATMENT?

    NO


    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE PART II TOP SECRET

    1. No.
    2385615
    RANK - SIGNALMAN
    SURNAME - LOWE
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - EDGAR BURTON


    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. 2 BASE DEPOT "R.C.O.S". JAN. 43. O.C. No. 2 B.D.
    ( b ) Were you lectured on escape and evasion? (State where, when and by whom.
    No. 2 BASE DEPOT "R.C.O.S". JAN. 43. O.C. No. 2 B.D.

    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?)

    NO

    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.)

    DESTRUCTION OF TANKS, INSTRUMENTS ETC. WIEN NEUSTADT. JAN-FEB. 44.

    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).

    -

    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?

    NO


    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
    11th MAY 1945
    Signature E Lowe
     
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