POW Service and Paybook's

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by AB64, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I don't think I've seen one before either, its a nice variation
  2. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Not sure if the family have seen them, the truth with a lot of these groups is that they have come from the family though, but then you end up with families spreading out and bits end up with members who have no interest and get rid of them when other relatives would love them. I got them from a collector on Ebay, not sure where he got them - he had posted a clip on youtube about the group (and another paybook I also got).
  3. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member


    3856945 Thomas BROWN, 2nd Loyals taken POW at the fall of Singapore 15/2/42
  4. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    1760.jpg 1760 (2).jpg NX56972 Oswald Ernest CHAPMAN 18th Anti-Tank Battery, part of Sparrowforce who was captured at Airkom 23/2/42
  5. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    A pair of books to George Henry McKay 3319039, Gordon HIghlanders captured in 1940 - the casualty returns don't really help with his date of capture or his Battalion, I.B.D. is noted
  6. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    He was presented with a Royal Humane Society award for his part in rescuing two drowning boys at Elswick Colliery pit pond on the 23rd July 1939.
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    Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 23rd September 1939
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  7. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member


    6911858 Alexander Duke LAWRENCE, Rifle Brigade capture France 1940 - from the "Missing" casualty returns he is in a list that starts with a 1st Battalion man and I think the full list are the same Battalion but not 100% sure. On the photo below he is on the right
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  8. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    The entry in his AB64 book lists his year of birth as 1909?

    Alexander Duke LAWRENCE 12th March 1908 - 2Q 1977 Fulham, London

    Home address, 38 Claybrook Road, Fulham, London in 1939
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    Fulham Chronicle 8th June 1945
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  9. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member


    5947359 Reginald Arthur CLAYTON, 1st Loyal Regiment captured 18/2/44 - at this point the Battalion was engaged in a desperate defence at Anzio. His brother had been killed in 1942 with the Merchant Navy on the SS Empire Steel
  10. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    14089 James HIGGINS 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers, captured 21/3/18 near Epehy, he had suffered a GSW fracturing his right thigh - this was the 1st day of Operation Michael
  11. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    203538 William Barker CASSON of 4th East Lancashire's, captured 21/3/18 near Hargicourt again this was the 1st day of Operation Michael
  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    William Barker Casson in the UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920
    Name: William Barker Casson
    Military Year: 1914-1920
    Rank: Corporal
    Company: WO 329
    Regiment or Corps: East Lancashire Regiment
    Regiment Number: 203538
    Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal

    William Barker Casson in the 1939 England and Wales Register
    Name: William Barker Casson
    Gender: Male
    Marital status: Married
    Birth Date: 22 Dec 1897
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 102
    Residence Place: Morecambe and Heysham, Lancashire, England
    Occupation: Joiner
    Schedule Number: 38
    Sub Schedule Number: 1
    Enumeration District: NWDK
    Registration district: 479-2 District No 8
    Household Members:
    William Barker Casson
    This record is officially closed.
    William Barker Casson
    John Godfrey Casson

    Seems his name was used throughout the family, passing from father to son

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  13. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member


    6020338 Joseph BURTON, 2nd Devons who landed on D-Day and was captured on the 12h June
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  14. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    My great grandad’s YMCA logbook from when he was a POW has a Bill Casson named in it. His address was 25 Hatton Avenue, Crampton, Wombwell nr Barnsley, Yorkshire.

    I have him listed as a L/Cpl in the AAC, army number 3653446. POW number 82134. Coincidence?
  15. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    Name: J Burton
    Rank: Private
    Army Number: 6020338
    Regiment: Devonshire Regiment
    POW Number: 82011
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: VIII-A
    Camp Location: Görlitz, Saxony
    Record Office: Infantry Record Office, Exeter
    Record Office Number: 22

    Can you read his date of birth properly, someone has put a bloody great stamp over it - plus are there any further details on the newspaper article? wifes name etc etc

  16. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Name: W Casson
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Army Number: 3653446
    Regiment: Army Air Corps
    POW Number: 82134
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: IV-G
    Camp Location: Oschatz, Saxony
    Record Office: Army Air Corps and Army Catering Corps Record Office, Drill Hall, East Claremont St., Edinburgh 9
    Record Office Number: 45

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  17. Craig Sutherland

    Craig Sutherland New Member

    This is my great grandfather wow
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  18. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    PM sent
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  19. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    1525239 Basil DENMARK of 102nd (Northumberland Hussars) Anti-Tank Regiment RA captured 2/6/41 on Crete - he was in the same unit and captured the same day as John Robinson from earlier in the thread
  20. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    5777162 Frederick George CREED of 6th Royal Norfolk Regiment captured at the fall of Singapore 15/2/42

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