398476 Trooper Clyde Thomas PICKERING, 2nd NZEF & Long Range Desert Group: POW

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    Name: PICKERING Clyde Thomas
    Date of Birth: 10 May 1921
    Date of Enlistment: 23 Oct 1940
    Date of Capture: 24 Oct 1943
    Place of Capture: Lavetia [Levitha?]


    PART I.
    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE FOR BRITISH/AMERICAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR.

    1. No. 398476
    RANK - Tpr.
    SURNAME -
    Pickering
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - Clyde Thomas
    DECORATIONS -

    2. UNIT (ARMY) - L.R.D.G. 2nd N.Z.E.F.

    3. DIVISION (ARMY) - 2nd N.Z.E.F.

    4. DATE OF BIRTH - 10/5/21

    5. DATE OF ENLISTMENT - 23/10/40

    6. CIVILIAN TRADE OR PROFESSION -
    Farmer

    7. PRIVATE ADDRESS - Freyberg Street, Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

    8. PLACE AND DATE OF ORIGINAL CAPTURE - Lavetia [Levitha?], 24/10/43

    9. WERE YOU WOUNDED WHEN CAPTURED? - No

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

    STALAG 344 Lamsdorf 1/12/43 - 4/3/44
    STALAG 357 [XXA] Thorn 5/3/44 - 11/8/44
    STALAG 357 Fallingbostel 13/8/44 - 8/4/45

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

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

    12 b. DID YOU RECEIVE ADEQUATE MEDICAL TREATMENT?

    -

    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE PART II TOP SECRET

    1. No. 398474

    RANK - Tpr.
    SURNAME -
    Pickering
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - Clyde Thomas


    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).

    NO
    ( 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.)



    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
    5/5/45
    Signature C T Pickering
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2023

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