5189163 Corporal William Louis MIDDLETON, Corps of Military Police attached 201 Guards Brigade: POW

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    Date of Enlistment: 13 June 1940
    Army Number: 5189163
    Rank: Corporal
    Name: William Louis MIDDLETON
    Unit: Gloucestershire Regiment ; Corps of Military Police attached 201 Guards Motor Brigade

    Date of Birth: 4 January 1914
    Place of Birth: Leck

    POW Number: 153846
    Date of Capture: 21 Jun 1942
    Place of Capture: Tobruk


     
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    Name: William [L] Middleton . Date of Birth: 04/01/1914 . Place of Birth: Leck . ... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 416/254/391
    Name: William [L] Middleton.
    Date of Birth: 04/01/1914.
    Place of Birth: Leck.
    Service: British Army.
    Rank: Corporal.
    Regiment/Unit/Squadron: Corps of Military Police.
    Service Number: [5189163].
    Date of Capture: [unspecified].
    Theatre of Capture: [unspecified].
    Camp Name/Number: Stalag XVIIA Kaisersteinbruch.
    PoW number: 153846.
    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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    View Record Middleton William Louis 4 Jan 1914 13 Jun 1940 21 Jun 1942 Tobruk 201 GUARDS BRIGADE PROVOST

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

    1. No.
    5189163
    RANK - CPL.
    SURNAME - MIDDLETON
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - WILLIAM LOUIS
    DECORATIONS - AFRICA STAR

    2. UNIT (ARMY) -
    201 GUARDS MOTOR BDE PROV UNIT

    3. DIVISION (ARMY) -
    attached 2 S.A. Div.

    4. DATE OF BIRTH -
    4 JAN 14

    5. DATE OF ENLISTMENT -
    13 JUN 40

    6. CIVILIAN TRADE OR PROFESSION -
    SOLICITOR

    7. PRIVATE ADDRESS -
    41 PRESTBURY ROAD, CHELTENHAM, GLOS

    8. PLACE AND DATE OF ORIGINAL CAPTURE -
    TOBRUK - 21 JUN 42

    9. WERE YOU WOUNDED WHEN CAPTURED? -
    YES

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

    [CAMPO] PG 65 BARI, ITALY AUG 42 - JUN 43
    [CAMPO] PG 53 MACERATA, ITALY JUN 43 - SEP 43
    STALAG VII A MOOSBERG, GERMANY SEP 43 - NOV 43
    STALAG XVII A KAISERSTEINBRUCK NOV 43 - MAY 44
    STALAG 383 HOHENFELS MAY 44 - APR 45

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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?
    YES


    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE PART II TOP SECRET

    1. No.
    5189163
    RANK - CPL
    SURNAME - MIDDLETON
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - WILLIAM LOUIS


    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

    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?

    NIL


    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
    13 MAY 45
    Signature W. Middleton
     
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