40113 Captain Arthur James HENNING, Royal Engineers: POW

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    Date of Enlistment: 13 July 1928 T.A.
    Personal Number: 40113
    Rank: Captain
    Name: Arthur James HENNING
    Unit: Royal Engineers

    Date of Birth: 11 July 1899
    Place of Birth: Portsmouth

    Date of Capture: 29 April 1941
    Place of Capture: Kalamata, Greece

    POW Number: 118
    POW Camps: Oflag V B, Oflag VI B, Oflag XI A/Z, Oflag XI A/H, Oflag VII B, Stalag 383
     
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    Name: Arthur James Henning . Date of Birth: 11/7/1899 . Place of Birth: Portsmouth . ... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 416/173/162
    Name: Arthur James Henning.
    Date of Birth: 11/7/1899.
    Place of Birth: Portsmouth.
    Service: British Army.
    Rank: Lieutenant.
    Regiment/Unit/Squadron: Royal Engineers.
    Service Number: 40113.
    Date of Capture: [unspecified].
    Theatre of Capture: [unspecified].
    Camp Name/Number: Oflag VB Bieberach.
    PoW number: 118.
    Date of Death: [unspecified].
    Number of Photographs: 0.
    Number of Fingerprints: 0.
    Number of X-rays: 0.
    Number of Cards: 6.
     
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    PART I.
    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE FOR BRITISH/AMERICAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR.

    1. No.
    40113 (P.O.W. No. 118)
    RANK - CAPTAIN
    SURNAME - HENNING
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - ARTHUR JAMES
    DECORATIONS -

    2. UNIT (ARMY) -
    ROYAL ENGINEERS

    3. DIVISION (ARMY) -
    HEADQUARTERS STAFF, ATHENS, GREECE

    4. DATE OF BIRTH -
    11th July 1899

    5. DATE OF ENLISTMENT -
    13th July 1928 TERRITORIAL ARMY

    6. CIVILIAN TRADE OR PROFESSION -
    CHARTERED ELECTRICAL ENGINEER (A.M.I.E.E.) also A.M.I. STRUCT E ; A.I. MECH. E.

    7. PRIVATE ADDRESS -
    "ANN'S COURT" 58 THE BROW, WIDLEY, PORTSMOUTH, HANTS.

    8. PLACE AND DATE OF ORIGINAL CAPTURE -
    28th April 1941 ; Kalamata, GREECE

    9. WERE YOU WOUNDED WHEN CAPTURED? -
    NO

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

    OFLAG VB BIBERACH, RISS June 1941 - Oct. 1941
    OFLAG VIB WARBURG BEI DüSSEL Oct 1941 -
    OFLAG XI A/Z & OFLAG XI A/H ROTENBURG & SPANGENBERG Sept 1942 - Aug 1943
    OFLAG VIIB EICHSTATT BEI KASSEL BAYERN Aug 1943 - May 1944
    OFLAG 383 STEINBURG BEI STRAUBING May 1944 - Released

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

    NO

    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?
    For treatment of slight heart affection - Yes, excellent at Erfurt Military Hospital
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    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE PART II TOP SECRET

    1. No.
    40113 (P.O.W. No. 118)
    RANK - Captain
    SURNAME - HENNING
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - ARTHUR JAMES


    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 you 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, physically unfit by heart

    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?

    (1) The treatment by the Guard when being removed from BIBERACH VB to WARBURG VIB in Oct. 1941 under the orders of Herr Lieut. Gommel. (other information re this officer unknown)
    (2). The excellent behaviour of the Commandant of Oflag 383, during the period prior to relief by Americans, & assistance of necessary by the inhabitants of the village of
    STEINBURG bei STRAUBING, arranged in case of intrusion by S.S.
    (3) The reprisal in SPANGENBERG in Sept - Dec 1942, & reprisal in EICHSTÄTT VIIB in January 1945 (assume S.B.O's of each camp will do this).

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    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
    3rd May 1945
    Signature Arthur J Henning, Capt. R.E.
     
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