2719272 Guardsman John COONEY, 1 Irish Guards: PoW

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    Name: John Cooney . Date of Birth: 19/10/1921 . Place of Birth: Dublin . Service:... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 416/76/125
    Name: John Cooney.
    Date of Birth: 19/10/1921.
    Place of Birth: Dublin.
    Service: British Army.
    Rank: Guardsman.
    Regiment/Unit/Squadron: [Irish Guards].
    Service Number: [2719272].
    Date of Capture: [unspecified].
    Theatre of Capture: [unspecified].
    Camp Name/Number: Stalag XVIIA Kaisersteinbruch.
    PoW number: 153165.
    Date of Death: [unspecified].
    Number of Photographs: 0.
    Number of Fingerprints: 0.
    Number of X-rays: 0.
    Number of Cards: 2.
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    WO 344-71-2

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2719272
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: COONEY
    Christian Names: John
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): IRISH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): -

    4. Date of Birth: 19 October 1921
    5. Date of Enlistment: 24 Aug 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: -
    7. Private Address: 311 Watling Street, Dublin, Eire

    8. Place of Capture: TUNISIA
    Date of Capture: 30 March 1943

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag XVIIB Krems Austria 15 January 1944 - 4 April 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Vienna 15 January 1944 - 4 April 1945 Railway

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:


    2. Lectures before Capture
    (State where, when and by whom)
    (a) Were you lectured in your unit on how to behave in the event of capture?:
    Yes, Commanding Officer, Croydon 10 February 1943
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:

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

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    (Give details of each attempt separately, stating where, when, method employed, names of your companions, where and when captured and by whom. Were you physically fit? What happened to our 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).

    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 against other Allied PoWS?
    (Give details, names of person(s) concerned, camp(s), 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.

    8. Have you any other matter of any kind you wish to bring to notice?

    I fully realised that all information relating to 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 of Signature: 13 May 1945
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    Army Number: 2719272
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: J COONEY
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: North Africa
    POW Number: 153165
    Date of Capture: 30/03/1943
    Place of Capture:
    Camp: Stalag XVIIB
    TNA Reference: WO 344-71-2



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