2721162 Kieron Dermot CAVENDISH, 1 Irish Guards

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    WO 344-58-2

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2721162
    Rank: Lance Serjeant
    Surname: CAVENDISH
    Christian Names: Kieron Dermot
    Decorations: -

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

    4. Date of Birth: 5 July 1919
    5. Date of Enlistment: 18 Mar 1940
    6. Civilian Trade: Architectural Draughtsman, sat for Intermediate exam, but do not yet know the result
    7. Private Address: ‘Overdene’, Eden Mount Road, Grange over Sands.

    8. Place of Capture: Recce Ridge, TUNISIA
    Date of Capture: 31 March 1943

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: Very slightly

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Camp 66 Capua Italy 10 April 1943 - 14 May 1943
    Camp 82 Laterina Italy May 1943 - September 1943
    Stalag IVB Mulhberg-on-Elbe Germany Sept 1943 - 6 May 1945
    We were released by the Russians on the 23 April 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work

    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?:
    (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?)
    I escaped after Italy capitulated and was loose for four days, and picked up by a fascist soldier and handed over to the Germans. I was fit and by myself.

    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: 26 May 1945
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    Army Number: 2721162
    Rank: Lance-Sergeant
    Name: Kieron Dermot
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: North Africa
    POW Number: 223845
    Date of Capture: 31/03/1943
    Place of Capture: Recce Ridge, Tunisia
    Camp: Stalag IVB
    TNA Reference: WO 344-58-2



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