2611187 Sergeant Major Arthur Henry SAWYER, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards: POW, 1940

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  1. Martin Truscott

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    Hi, I’m trying in vain to identify how my grandfather, A Sawyer, 2611187, came to be reported initially as missing between the 21/05/40 - 19/06/40 and then as a POW until the end of the war. I know that the Grenadier Guards were used to protect the Dunkirk evacuation. I can find several references to 1 and 2 Battalion for the period covering above dates but so far nothing for the 3rd Battalion. I would be very grateful for any guidance as to reference material to cover what the 3rd were doing. Thanks, Martin
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    Name: Arthur Henry Sawyer . Date of Birth: 05/06/1905 . Place of Birth: Weymouth . ... | The National Archives has him as captured 21/5/40 at Tournai

    Reference: WO 416/320/306
    Name: Arthur Henry Sawyer.
    Date of Birth: 05/06/1905.
    Place of Birth: Weymouth.
    Service: British Army.
    Rank: Sergeant Major.
    Regiment/Unit/Squadron: 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards.
    Service Number: 2611187.
    Date of Capture: 21/05/1940.
    Theatre of Capture: Tournai.
    Camp Name/Number: Stalag XXA Thorn.
    PoW number: 20282.
    Date of Death: [unspecified].
    Number of Photographs: 1.
    Number of Fingerprints: 1.
    Number of X-rays: 1.
    Number of Cards: 6.
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