2719589 George Alfred ANDREWS, 1 Irish Guards

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    WO 344-7-2

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2719589
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: ANDREWS
    Christian Names: George Alfred
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): 1st ARMY

    4. Date of Birth: 5 September 1917
    5. Date of Enlistment: 5 September 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: Landscape Gardener
    7. Private Address: 50 Gladstone Place, Brighton, Sussex

    8. Place of Capture: Tunisia, North Africa
    Date of Capture: 15 March 1943

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    PG66 Capua 30 Mar 1943 - 16 Jun 1943
    PG82 Laterina 16 Jun 1943 - 11 Sep 1943
    A/95/GW St Marien 9 Nov 1943 - 14 Apr 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    A/95/GW 9 Nov 1943 - 14 Apr 1945 General Work

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?: No
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?: Yes



    PART II

    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?: -
    (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?: No

    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?)
    Left Camp on the 11 Sep 1943, retaken in the hills outside Florence on the 4 Oct 1943 by Carabinieri, handed over to Germans same day, taken to Spittal, and then on to St Marien.

    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?
    -

    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 15 May 1945
     
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    Army Number: 2719589
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: George Alfred ANDREWS
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: North Africa
    POW Number: 8075
    Date of Capture: 15/03/1943
    Place of Capture: Tunisia
    Camp: Stalag XVIIIA
    TNA Reference: WO 344-7

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