845962 Gunner Andrew KANEY, Royal Artillery & 1st Special Air Service: POW

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    Army Number: 845962
    Rank: Gunner
    Name: Andrew KANEY
    Unit: Royal Artillery ; 1st Special Air Service

    Date of Birth: 22 Feb 1917
    Place of Birth: Stirling
    Date of Enlistment: 7 May 1935
    Date of Capture: 21 Nov 1943
    Place of Capture: Leros
     
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    Name: Andrew Kaney . Date of Birth: 22/02/1917 . Place of Birth: Stirling . Service:... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 416/204/95
    Name: Andrew Kaney.
    Date of Birth: 22/02/1917.
    Place of Birth: Stirling.
    Service: British Army.
    Rank: [Gunner].
    Regiment/Unit/Squadron: [Royal Artillery].
    Service Number: [845962].
    Date of Capture: [unspecified].
    Theatre of Capture: [unspecified].
    Camp Name/Number: Stalag XVIIA Kaisersteinbruch.
    PoW number: 155943.
    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.
    845962
    RANK - Gnr.
    SURNAME - KANEY
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - ANDREW
    DECORATIONS -

    2. UNIT (ARMY) -
    1st SPECIAL AIR SERVICE

    3. DIVISION (ARMY) -
    INDEPENDENT UNIT

    4. DATE OF BIRTH -
    22/2/17

    5. DATE OF ENLISTMENT -
    7/5/35

    6. CIVILIAN TRADE OR PROFESSION -
    MINER

    7. PRIVATE ADDRESS -
    28 DUFF CRESCENT, RAPLOCH, STIRLING, SCOTLAND

    8. PLACE AND DATE OF ORIGINAL CAPTURE -
    LEROS, 21/11/43

    9. WERE YOU WOUNDED WHEN CAPTURED? -
    NO

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

    STALAG 7A AUSTRIA 20/12/43 - 30/12/43
    STALAG 17A AUSTRIA 1/1/44 - 1/2/44
    STALAG 17B KREMS, AUSTRIA 17/2/45 - 2/4/45


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

    GUTENBRUNN, AUSTRIA 2/2/44 - 16/2/45 FOREST

    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?

    AT TIMES


    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE PART II TOP SECRET

    1. No.
    845962
    RANK - GNR.
    SURNAME - KANEY
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - ANDREW


    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. M.E. 10/11/40 BATTERY CAPTAIN
    ( b ) Were you lectured on escape and evasion? (State where, when and by whom.
    -

    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?)

    YES. ONE. Made escape from working camp at night 4/11/44 from GUTENBRUNN with one companion named Gnr. HARRISON, R.A. Escaped through picking the lock on cellar door which was not barbed wired round. Captured 14/11/44 at ERNOG AUSTRIA by A.A. Bty. Fit when captured all two of us.
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    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.)

    Only some tools.

    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?

    YES. Being awarded 21 days heavy punishment for escaping when the known punishment was only 21 days in prison for first escape.
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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
    15/5/45
    Signature A Kaney
     
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