Breakout – Prisoners of War

The following 140th Regiment Officers were recorded as Prisoners of War in a Roll of Honour in ‘Grand Party’:

Lieutenant-Colonel C.J. ODLING T.D. (wounded at Cassel)

Major N. CHRISTOPHERSON M.C. (wounded at Cassel)

Captain H. WESTLEY

Captain C.A. HOOD

Captain C.L MacDOUGALL

Captain F.N. SIRKETT

Lieutenant R.N. BAXTER

Lieutenant J. JEFFERY (wounded)

2nd Lieutenant C.J.L. BENNETT (wounded)

2nd Lieutenant F.W.W. STEPHENS (wounded)

2nd Lieutenant M.R. ROWLAND

2nd Lieutenant J.H. FITCH

2nd Lieutenant D. BUDD

Lieutenant D.W. LACEY (R.A.M.C.)

Lieutenant E.N. LAYTON (Royal Signals)

Agent de Liaison Georges KEMIR (French Army)

 

The following 140th Regiment enlisted men are recorded as POWs from the Breakout in the National Archives collection of digitised German Capture cards.

This is an incomplete archive as many German capture cards are either missing from the collection or are awaiting digitisation; a total of approximately 200 Officers and enlisted men of the 140 Rgeiment were captured.

Gunner George Measures, age 22

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag XXA Thorn.  [Death in captivity: 15 July 1942]

Lance Bombardier George Lucas, age 40

Date of Capture: 30/05/1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.  [Death in captivity: 22 March 1945]

Gunner Stanley Hudson, age 30

Date of Capture: 28 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf

Gunner William Barker, age 23

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Gunner Ernest King, age 21

Date of Capture: 28 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Gunner John McCarthy, age 22

Date of Capture: 30/05/1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Lance Bombardier Robert Howes, age 29

Date of Capture: 28 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Gunner Eric Hill, age 22

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Gunner George Maxwell, age 21

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag XXA Thorn.

Gunner Frederick Gooch, age 22

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Gunner Albert Hughes, age 21

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Gunner Henry Doehren, age 27

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag XXA Thorn.

Gunner Thomas Lockett. age 22

Date of Capture: 30/05/1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Gunner Arthur Garrod , age 31

Date of Capture: 28 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Lance Bombardier John Butler, age 33

Date of Capture: 29 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag XXIB Schubin

Gunner Joseph Dollin, age 34

Date of Capture: 29 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag XXIB Schubin.

Gunner Frederick Gooch, age 32

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name/Number: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Lance Bombardier Robert Howes, age 29

Date of Capture: 28 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Gunner John Bainbridge, age 21

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf

Gunner Eric Hill, age 22

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Watou. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Gunner Alfred Coleman, age 21

Date of Capture: 28 May 1940. Cassel. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Gunner Harry Church, age 21

Date of Capture: 29 May 1940. Cassel. Camp Name: Stalag XXA Thorn.

Gunner Robert Edwards, age 21

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Cassel. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Gunner Alexander Dey, age 24

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Cassel. Camp Name: Stalag IVB Muhlberg.

Sergeant Leslie Chandler, age 34

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Cassel. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf.

Gunner Edwin Mayhew, age 21

Date of Capture: 30/05/1940. Cassel. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf

Gunner George Birt, age 37

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Cassel. Camp Name: [unspecified]

Gunner Charles Davies, age 35

Date of Capture: 29 May 1940. Cassel. Camp Name: Stalag XXA Thorn.

Gunner George Blaber, age 21

Date of Capture: 30 May 1940. Cassel. Camp Name: Stalag VIIIB Teschen.