Driver Arthur Madel

Arthur Richard Madel was born in East Ham, London in 1916.

He enlisted into 368 Battery of 92nd Field Regiment at Woolwich in May 1939 at the age of 22 years and, like many men of 92nd Field, he transferred to 367 Battery of the newly-formed 140 Regiment as ‘Driver-in-charge’ in October 1939.

Arthur Madel pre war

Madel served with 367 Battery throught the 1940 BEF campaign, including the fighting at Cassel. He was captured near Watou on 30th May 1940 and was POW at Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf 1940-1945.

It is unknown whether he was transferred to work camps, but he particpated in the Long March before his liberation in April 1945. He was repatriated to the UK and, like my father Eric West, was transferred into 203 Regiment RA before his discharge from the Army in February 1946.

Arthur Madel post war