3597824 Lance-Corporal John Robert YOUNG, 3 Coldstream Guards: POW

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    Army Number: 3597824
    Rank: Lance-Corporal
    Name: John Robert YOUNG
    Unit: Border Regiment ; 3 Coldstream Guards

    Date of Birth: 28 Jan 1918
    Place of Brith: Workington
    Date of Enlistment: 29 Jan 1937
    Date of Capture: 23 Dec 1941
    Place of Capture: Antelat



     
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    Name: John Robert Young . Date of Birth: 28/01/1908 . Place of Birth: Workington . ... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 416/406/28
    Name: John Robert Young.
    Date of Birth: 28/01/1908.
    Place of Birth: Workington.
    Service: British Army.
    Rank: Lance Corporal.
    Regiment/Unit/Squadron: [Coldstream Guards].
    Service Number: [3597824].
    Date of Capture: [unspecified].
    Theatre of Capture: [unspecified].
    Camp Name/Number: Stalag XVIIA Kaisersteinbruch.
    PoW number: 155373.
    Date of Death: [unspecified].
    Number of Photographs: 0.
    Number of Fingerprints: 0.
    Number of X-rays: 0.
    Number of Cards: 2.
    Date: [1939-1945]
     
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    PART I.
    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE FOR BRITISH/AMERICAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR.

    1. No.
    3597824
    RANK - L/CPL
    SURNAME - YOUNG
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - JOHN ROBERT
    DECORATIONS -

    2. UNIT (ARMY) -
    3rd Bn COLDSTREAM GUARDS

    3. DIVISION (ARMY) -

    4. DATE OF BIRTH -
    28/1/18

    5. DATE OF ENLISTMENT -
    29/1/37

    6. CIVILIAN TRADE OR PROFESSION -
    LABOURER

    7. PRIVATE ADDRESS -
    4 BANK'S PARADE, WORKINGTON, CUMBERLAND, ENGLAND

    8. PLACE AND DATE OF ORIGINAL CAPTURE -
    ANTELAT, 23/12/41

    9. WERE YOU WOUNDED WHEN CAPTURED? -
    NO

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

    CAMPO PG 66 CAPUA ITALY 1/1/42 - 30/1/42
    CAMPO PG 54 SERVIGLIANO ITALY 31/1/42 - 24/2/42
    CAMPO PG 53 MACERATA ITALY 24/2/43 - 12/9/43
    STALAG 7A MOOSBURG GERMANY 16/9/43 - 1/11/43
    STALAG 17A KAISERSTEINBRUCK 3/11/43 - 30/11/43
    STALAG 17B KREMS 1/12/43 - 5/5/45
    Screenshot 2023-10-05 at 18.24.02.png

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

    B1142/5W MISTELBACH 1/12/43 - 5/5/45 DIGGING DRAINS FOR THE RAILWAY
    Screenshot 2023-10-05 at 18.24.07.png

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

    NO

    12 b. DID YOU RECEIVE ADEQUATE MEDICAL TREATMENT?

    YES


    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE PART II TOP SECRET

    1. No.
    3597824
    RANK - L/CPL
    SURNAME - YOUNG
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - JOHN ROBERT


    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).

    YES. ON THE WESTERN DESERT 20/8/41
    ( b ) Were you lectured on escape and evasion? (State where, when and by whom.
    NO

    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.)

    NO

    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).

    NO

    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.)

    NO


    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
    12 MAY 1945
    Signature G R Young
     
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