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Saving General Wainwright

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Moscow. (RIA Novosti military commentator Viktor Litovkin). During the Manchurian operation the Red Army saved thousands of Allied officers and men from the Japanese captivity.

The history of the Manchurian operation carried out by Soviet troops against the Kwantung Army of imperialist Japan still has some episodes about which the public knows little or nothing at all. One of them is the rescue of American, British, Dutch and other Allied officers and men from the Japanese captivity.

As recalled by Col. Viktor Gavrilov, Candidate of Military Sciences, an employee of the Institute of War History at the Russian Defense Ministry:

The Soviet leaders in charge of the Manchurian operation learned from Chinese patriots that soldiers, officers and even generals of our Allies in the anti-Hitler and anti-Japanese coalition, who had been captured during the battles for the Philippines and Singapore, were being held in Japanese concentration camps on Chinese territory. But it was not until the August of 1945 that the whereabouts and numbers of these POWs were established. When our troops were moving to the cities of Changchun and Mukden (Shenyang), the intelligence reported that the camp about which only the commanders of the operation knew, was located near Mukden, and that its POWs were in mortal danger. During retreat the Japanese could have killed their prisoners just as they had in other places. The Allies had to be saved without any delay.

Infantry battalions moved fast. In the concentration camp near Mukden they found POWs from the United States, Britain, and the Netherlands. To be more precise, there were 28 generals (15 Americans, five Britons and eight Dutch), 500 officers (272 Americans, 173 Britons and 55 Dutch), and 1,171 men (1,044 Americans, 115 Britons and 12 Dutch). All POWs were immediately released and given trophy guns. They were not supposed to fight in the Red Army - starved and tortured by the Japanese guards they could have hardly made good warriors. But they needed guns primarily to protect themselves against Japanese soldiers and simply bandits who were still hanging about the city and its suburbs in large numbers.

Needless to say, the heads of the camp, elected from among the former POWs, received plenty of essential goods and motor transport so that they could join their troops if they were nearby, or to deliver water and food.

After the POWs were released in Mukden, it transpired that the former Commander of U.S. troops on the Philippines Lt.-Gen. Wainwright, who had also been captured by the Japanese, was being held at a guarded villa 17 kilometers away from Mukden. A Soviet platoon was immediately dispatched to release him.

The concentration camp in Mukden was not the only one that was liberated by the Red Army. In early September 1945, the 88th Infantry Corps of the 25th Army operating in Korea released POWs from another Japanese concentration camp. The Chief of Staff of the First Far Eastern Front reported that there were 352 Allied POWs in the camp: 292 Britons, 46 Australians, six Brazilians, four Americans, and four Scots.

The Allies were immediately informed about the release of their officers and men. On August 20, Gen. Wedemeyer (Commander of U.S. forces in China) asked the Soviet commanders for permission to send a plane to Mukden for the evacuation of former POWs, first of all, of Gen. Wainwright. Moscow rendered every assistance to the U.S. in carrying out this mission.

On January 24, U.S. Ambassador to the U.S.S.R. Averell Harriman asked Soviet Commissar of Foreign Affairs Vyacheslav Molotov for assistance in speeding up the return of these people to U.S. controlled territory. On August 29, Gen. Wainwright and some other former U.S. POWs arrived in Chongqing, headquarters of Chiang Kai-shek.

But the operation did not go without a hitch. Without informing the Soviet side the U.S. command started sending one plane after another to Mukden in order to transfer its men, and supply them with essentials, such as cigarettes, biscuits, chocolates, clothes and footwear. At first the Soviet command detained the crews of these planes to "clarify the situation," but later on the headquarters of the Baikal Front ordered its forces to assist U.S. aviation in the delivery of goods for the former POWs.

On August 30, an unidentified American B-29 appeared near the Kanko airfield (Korea) without any prior warning, and dropped a cargo in the hills. The Soviet commanders had information that prior to surrender Japan had left several subversive suicide groups that were instructed to continue the fighting. It was not clear whether B-29 was helping the Allies or the enemies. Fighters were sent to intercept it. They had to open fire to force it to land.

During interrogation the pilot of the plane said he had seen and understood all signals. He explained that he had not landed because he hoped that a few fighters would not down him, and that the landing spot was too small. He could not get away with such childish excuses, and his case was reviewed at a higher level.

On September 4, the headquarters of the Baikal Front met the request of the head of the POWs camp in Mukden Gen. Parker. The former commander of the U.S. Eleventh Corps asked the Soviet side to allow the landing of U.S. planes in Dalian, and to let an American steamer take POWs out of Mukden. At the same time, the headquarters of the Front received an order from the Chief of General Staff of the Soviet Armed Forces Army Gen. Antonov to arrange for the transportation of POWs to Dalian by railway rather than by air. Apparently, this was done to rule out unauthorized landings like that of B-29. Besides, railway was also safer.

However, the U.S. headquarters under the command of Gen. MacArthur insisted on doing it his way and to stage a show of force for the Russians. It may be that one of the aims was to "punish the Reds" for seizing the port of Dalian and Port Arthur ahead of the Americans, even though both ports had earlier been assigned to our "zone of influence." On September 2, two American cruisers arrived at Dalian, and on September 4, four aircraft carriers and six destroyers approached Port Arthur. There appeared about 300 planes with U.S. identification in the air above Port Arthur and Dalian. The commander of a destroyer, Captain Woods, joked later that this had been a mission of solidarity, while the planes taking off from aircraft carriers had saluted the Red Army. But the situation was far from simple, as participants in these events recalled. It was quite a test for the nerves.

But after a reciprocal exchange of "greetings" with the Soviet command, the U.S. squadron had to leave the area on September 5. Three days later, on September 8, another two destroyers emerged in Dalian, but this time they were protecting a hospital ship onto which former POWs were being delivered. As Vice Admiral Frolov, Chief of Staff of the Pacific Fleet reported to his superiors, once again "the Americans were being impudent, tried to barge into all meetings, and stuck their noses into everything."

On September 20, the Chief of Staff of the High Command of Soviet forces in the Far East, Col.-Gen. Ivanov reported about the completion of the repatriation of Allied POWs released by the Red Army from the Japanese captivity in Manchuria and Korea. A total of 1,651 people were repatriated from the Mukden camp, and 352 from a camp in Kanko (Korea). This is how the former Allied POWs eventually went home.

RIA Novosti: Today we publish lists of officers and men released from the Japanese captivity by Soviet troops in Manchuria. We hope some of these former POWs are still alive, and that they or their families remember those memorable days. We will be very grateful for a response to this publication, and for memories of those days. Maybe, miraculously, the liberators and the liberated will meet again sixty years after the war.

To: Chief of Staff of the Commander of Soviet Forces in the Far East

Copy: Chief of General Staff of the Red Army

Hereby I report:

In early September 1945, the units of the 88th Infantry Corps of the 25th Army operating in Korea, released from the Japanese camps the following POWs - 352 former servicemen and subjects of Britain and Austria*, including four Scots, four Americans, six Brazilians, 46 Austrians, and 292 Britons.

A list of POWs released from the camps is enclosed.

The original lists in Russian and English are kept at the headquarters of the 25th Army, and the headquarters of the First Far Eastern Front.

*Mistake in the original; read Australia.

Chief of Staff of the First Far Eastern Front Lt.-Gen. Krutikov

Head of the Operations Department of the First Far Eastern Front Maj.-Gen. Semenov (signature)

September 14, 1945

Central Archives of Defense Ministry

Fond (Collection) 234, Opis (finding aid) 3213, Delo (file) 524, LL. (pp.) 1

Lists of Japanese POWs released in Manchuria in the August of 1945:

Nominal Roll Australian Personnel

Name

Regiment

Rank.No

Place of destination

Trade or occupations

Mill R.

A.I.F. Pay Corps

Lieutenant VX 1965H

Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Accountant Secretary

Woodward W.J.

H.Q. 8 div A.I.F. Ordinance corps

Warrant officer class I hx 58655

31, Pittstreet, Redfern N.S.W. Australia

Commercial traveller

Fathers E.A.

Signals 8 div A.I.F.

WX 6867 sergeant

Bunyip Victoria Australia

Accountant

Boys M.G.

Australian army Pay Corps A.I.F.

QX 19253 Sergeant

Brisbane queensland Australian

Clerk

Payke W.E.

2/19 Battalian A.I.F.

NX 67851 Sergeant

Coolamon N.S.W. Australia

Bank teller

Cuttell J.T.

Australian Army Pay Corps A.I.F.

NX 5685 Sergeant

Cobar N.S.W. Australia

Accountant

Wilkinson V.D.

Australian Army Pay Corps A.I.F.

Vx 68559 Corporal

Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Shipping clerk

Litchfield R.C.

Australian Army Pay Corps A.I.F.

NX 43326 Corporal

Sydney, N.S.W. Australia

Accountant

Machboub V.M.

2/18 Battalian A.I.F.

NX 31539 Corporal

Sydney, N.S.W. Australia

Postal clerk

Chute J.J.

Australian Army Pay Corps A.I.F.

VX 58456 Corporal

North Carlton Victoria Australia

Station master

Carey H.D.

Australian Army Pay Corps A.I.F.

NX 42614 Corporal

Bowen Queens land, Australia

Clerk

Maulgrew B.J.

Clang-Lah, east via colac Victoria Australia

VX 36973 Corporal

Audit section, pay corps. Admin. H.Q. A.I.F.

Accountant+station master

Harrison E.S.

Australian Army Pay Corps A.I.F.

WX 17578 Corporal

Mioland Junction, West Australia

Accountant

Frazer W.A.

Australian Army Pay Corps A.I.F.

NX 71747 Corporal

West Wyalong N.S.W. Australia

Court clerk

Gray C.W.

2/4th machine gun Battalian A.I.F.

WX 10378 Corporal

Ravensthorpe, West Australia

Gold Miner

Allcock D.T.

8th div. field cash office A.I.F.

NX 587 Corporal

Sunnyside Meroo Meadow, via Howra N.S.W. Australia

Farmer

Theeler J.D.

Australian command paycorps

NX 42714 Corporal

North Sydney N.S.W. Australia

Clerk

Farley C.R.

Audit section admin HQs A.I.F.

WX 10068 Corporal

Lerth west Australia

Clerk

Johnstone A.

Audit section admin HQs A.I.F.

NX 20572 Corporal

Yass N.S.W. Australia

Clerk

McLean R.J.

2/20 Battalian A.I.F.

Nx 32264 Corporal

West Maitland N.S.W. Australia

Clerk

Goodwin K.M.

2/18 Battalian A.I.F.

NX 25694 Private

Goodidwind Queensland Australia

Dairy farmer

Gorper L.

A.I.F. 2/9 Field Ambulance

VX 33061 Private

Australia

Farmer

Flower B.D.

Army ordinance corps A.I.F.

NX 29252 Private

Murrumburrah, N.S.W. Australia

Fitter turner

Edwards N.P.

2/3 motor Ambulance convoy A.I.F.

NX 69565 Private

Sydney, Australia

Farmer

Guest J.

4 reserve M.T. A.I.F.

VX 60383 Private

Brisbane Queensland, Australia

Banker

Keatch S.

2/3 motor ambulance convoy A.I.F.

NX 69565 Private

Sydney, Australia

Carpenter

Flack G.A.S.

4 Reserve M.T. A.I.F.

Vx 60383 Private

Ballan Victoria Australia

Banker

Freeman L.D.

2/10 Field Park Co A.A.O.C. A.I.F.

VX 62995 Private

Arrarat Victoria Australia

Concrete Worker

Kaufmann C.R.

2/19 Battalian A.I.F.

NX 43412 Private

Canterbury N.S.W.

Australia

Motor transport driver

Clorke A.

4 Reserve M.T. A.I.F.

WX 10945 Private

CUE, West Australia

Coal mine efficiency agent

Perry C.W.

Water Patrol Coy A.A.S.C. A.I.F.

NX 29591 Private

Strathfield

N.S.W. Australia

Merchant

Thorburn C.L.

2/18 Battalian A.I.F.

NX 33499 Private

Manley N.S.W. Australia

Stock auctioner’s clerk

Ricketts D.

2/128 Battalian A.I.F.

NX 58924 Private

Drummoyne N.S.W. Australia

Carpenter& joiner

Taylor J.A.

2/4 Machine gun battalian A.I.F.

WX 4986 Private

Green bushes, West Australia

Butcher

Carmody D.P.

2/3 Motor Ambulance Convoy A.I.F.

VX 45218 Private

Fitzroy Victoria Australia

Baker

Donaldson

85 L.A.D. Ordinance corps att. 4 anti-tank rest. A.I.F.

VX 39253 Private

Claremont, West Australia

Oxy-acetyline welder car assembler

Hannes K.A.

2/3 Motor ambulance convoy A.I.F.

NX 72981 Private

Vega N.S.W. Australia

Mixed farmer

Meadowhell I.A.

8th div. signal corps A.I.F.

NX 44576 Private

Temore N.S.W. Australia

Salesman

Roots S.E.

2/4 machine gun Battalian A.I.F.

WX 15893 Private

Albany,

West Australia

Truck driver

Dayle F.M.

2 Australian service corp A.I.F.

NX 56278 Private

East Sydney, Australia

Storeman packer

Gimbert

8 division signals A.I.F.

NX 858 Private

Newcastle N.S.W. Austrralia

Dairy farmer

Woolmer A.D.

2/20 Battalian 8 division A.I.F.

WX 52083 Private

Albury N.S.W. Australia

Hairdresser

Carr A.G.

8 division signals A.I.F.

VX 56746 Private

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Boiler man

Charpel H.

2/10 Ordinance Field park A.I.F.

VX 63515 Private

Geelong, Australia

Butcher

McKey R.

2/2 motor ambulance convoy A.I.F.

VX 20847 Private

Melbourne, Australia

Farmer

 

   British Personnel

Stubbs, D.W.

Royal Artillery

Bombardier 940634

Hoxworth, Nottingham, England

Engineer

Robinson M.

Royal Artillery

Bdr 814592

Halifax, Yorkshire, England

Woolen worker

Spokes S.F.

Royal Artillery

Bombardier 940686

Warwickshire, England

Shop assistant

Coppard E.

Royal Engineers

Corporal 1874260

Pontypridd, Glamorgan

Driver

Lerman M.

Royal Artillery

Corporal 918076

Bradford, England

Wool merchant

Petry G.

Royal Artillery

Corporal 908647

London, England

Clerk

Williamson T.

Royal Engineers

Corporal 1873113

Glasgow, Scotland

Clerk

Culston T.

Royal Engineers

Corporal 1840491

Buckinghamshire, England

Clerk

Love N.

Royal Army Medical corps

Corporal 7261265

Glasgow, Scotland

Joiner

Poole T.

Royal Artillery

Corporal 825661

Halifax, England

Motor mechanic

Thompson M.

Loyal Reg.

Corporal 4638667

Blackburn, England

Soldier

Greenlees J.

Loyal Reg

Corporal 3856219

Bolton, England

Clerk

Puffy J.E.

Loyal Reg

Corp 3855439

Horwich, England

Soldier

Smith F.

Loyal Reg

Corp. 3854849

Manchester, England

Mechanic

Fuller, Arnold Edwin

Royal Engineers

Lance corporal 1874308

England

Bricklayer (army) 5 years

Ward Leslie Alfred

122 No. Field regiment Royal Artillery

Lance corporal 940694

Wellingborough, Northants, England

Shoe operator

Gamble, John Rushforth

278/122 No. Field regiment, Royal Artillery

Lance corporal 912677

Elland, Yorkshire, England

Textile student, 1.5 years

Knox Harold Clark

Royal Army Medical corps

Lance corporal 7532000

England

Gas works, shift foreman

Usher, Walter

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Lance corporal 940722

Scunthorpe, England

Bricklayer

Wiggins Christopher

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Lance corporal 908014

Reynsham, Bristol, England

Engineer+surveyor

Nobreer Patrick

Royal engineers

Lance corporal 1873336

England

Painter+signwriter

Riley, Arthur

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Private 981809

Halifax, England

Dairymaw

Sidle, Wilfred

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Private 922312

Folkstone, Kent, England

Transport+bus driver

Dale, Harry

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Private 903800

Brighouse, Yorks, England

Postman

Holroyd, Leonard

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Private, 920808

Liversedge, Yorks, England

Wire worker

Wire, Jack

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Private 980049

Dymchorch, Kent, England

Public works employee

Fountain, Joseph

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Private 940695

Rushden, Northants, England

Shoe operative

Gibbs, Harold

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Private 954732

Coventry, England

(unreadable)

Grant, Raymond

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Private 975368

Knightcote, Oxfordshire, England

Transport driver

Lodge, George

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Private 973360

Bradford, Yorks, England

Railway clerk

Smith, Reginald Thomas

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Private 969834

Portsmooth, England

Nurseryman and gardener

Farmer, Frederick George

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Private 986432

Mansfield, Notts. England

Outfitter’s salesman

Worth, John Edwin

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Private 940674

Wellingborough, Northants, England

Tailor’s cutter

Tester, Leonard

122 No. Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Private 986408

Leicester, England

Milk salesman

Farmers R.

R.A.[1]

L/Cpl[2] 953297

Portsmouth, England

Mechanic

Reid F.W.

R.A.

L/Cpl 943269

Burton on Trent, England

Brewers’ labourer

Lee H.

R.A.

L/Cpl 909378

Halifax, England

Engine tenter

Walton F.

R.A.

L/CplV 963941

Etton beverley, England

Farmer

Bairo A.

R.A.

L/Cpl t/85453

Glasgow, Scotland

Truck driver

Kelly F.

R.A.

L/Cpl 909406

Sowerby Bridge, England

Card dresser

Pickles F.

R.A.

L/Cpl 912672

Halifax, England

Salesman

Chatpelle F.

R.A.

L/Cpl 940631

Leicester, England

Railway clerk

Howe A.

R.A.

L/Cpl 940632

Mansfield, England

Bus conductor

Lynch J.

R.A.

L/Cpl 802925

Mountain Ash, Wales

Concrete worker

Dehrnley G.

R.A.

L/Cpl 915552

Shipley, England

Wool salesman

Ashley W.

R.A.

L/Cpl 913133

Wigan, England

Hairdresser

Smith J.H.

R.E.[3]

L/Cpl 1867039

Gosport, England

Carpenter

Lowe V.T.R.

R.E.

L/Cpl 1869562

Gosport, England

Carpenter

Grimes R.

R.E.

L/Cpl 1871475

Yarmouth, England

Electrician

Waro J.

R.A.

L/Cpl 981791

Lupsett, England

Boot depairer

Baines, F.

R.E.

L/Cpl 1872198

Worksop, England

Fitter

Roscarlo F.

R.E.

L/Cpl 1872363

Wadebridge, England

Electrician

Kirby H.W.

R.E.

L/Cpl 1872748

Mansfield, England

Farmer

Darnton F.

R.A.D.C.

L/Cpl 7630702

Scarborough England

Provision manager

Hunt C.T.

R.E.

 PTE[4] 1871600

Birmingham England

Engine assembler

Cheshire D.L.

R.A.

PTE 843373

Birmingham England

Motor driver

Whimhee A.

R.A.

PTE 940679

Semilong, England

Dairy worker

Mickleborough E.

R.A.

PTE 1627859

LeytonstoneLondon, England

Solicitors’ clerk

Samuel L.L.

R.E.

PTE 1973419

Llanelly, Wales

Soldier

Beale S.W.

R.A.

PTE 1601418

Clapton, London, England

Monotype printer

Bladon E.V.

R.E.

PTE 1875455

Blackforos staffs, England

Coal miner

Canning A.

R.E.

PTE 1877147

Wakefield England

Stainer

Mitchell L.

R.A.S.C.[5]

PTE 245723

Mytholmroyd, England

Greengrocers ass.

Costello J.

R.A.

PTE 912680

Halifax, England

Municioal transport worker

Gimms R.

R.A.

PTE 832144

Cardiff, England

Chrome polisher

Smith S.

R.A.

PTE 885048

Staveley, England

Chocolate boiler

Rodger T.

R.A.

PTE 940669

Sudbury, England

Foundry worker

Clarke E.

R.E.

PTE 2194486

Dorchester, England

Iron moulder

Roger L.

R.E.

PTE 841589

Stratford, England

Driver

Bumm L.

Loyal Regt.

PTE 3854781

Bedford, England

Machinist

Seates R.

R.E.

PTE 1877048

Bristol, England

Optician

Reggs R.

R.E.

PTE 1872578

LeytonstoneEngland

Labourer

Dull S.

R.E.

PTE 1872335

Southerly Norfolk, England

Driver&fitter

Cousins T.

R.E.

PTE 1871083

England

Fitter

Nelson H.

R.A.

PTE 918642

Gomersal, England

Warehouseman

Arrandale K.

R.A.

PTE 911416

Halifax, England

Pastrycook

Jacobs B.I.

R.A.

PTE 940735

Stamford, England

Tailor

Cooper H.

R.A.

PTE 963795

Dewsbury, England

Painter

Weston T.

R.A.S.C.

PTE 220421

BirminghamEngland

Driver

Cuy W.

R.A.

PTE 832232

Halifax, England

Guarry man

Hindle T.N.

R.A.

PTE 911413

Halifax, England

Textila worker

Carter N.

R.A.

PTE  883530

York, England

Dyers labourer

Swann R.

R.A.

PTE 981811

Weston Super Mage, England

Gardener

Could R.

R.A.

PTE 948693

Manchester,England

Newsagent

Taylor T.

R.A.

PTE 981136

Halifax, England

Fancy good salesman

Fox D.

R.A.

PTE 925455

Leicester, England

Bus driver

Arnold C.

R.A.

PTE 943267

York, England

Hosiery hand

Bisham S.

R.A.

PTE981772

York, England

Bus driver

Weldon R.

R.A.

PTE 967354

Boston, England

Garage hand

Butler T.

R.A.

PTE 940701

Belvedere rent, England

Rgocer

Warrener T.F.

R.A.

PTE 1412323

Halifax, England

Builder

Carter T.

R.A.

PTE 872416

Glasgow, Scotland

Dock labourer

Jackson Ronald

122 A.F.R. R.A.[6]

PTE 908715

Yorkshire, England

Textile worker

Cockroft Albert Grenville

122 A.F.R. R.A

PTE 963729

Yorkshire, England

Butcher+grocer

Ryder Lawrence

122 A.F.R. R.A

PTE 963902

Yorkshire,  England

Wollen spinner

Joseph Sydney

R.A.S.C.

PTE 184017

Montgomeryshire. Nth. Wales

Butcher

Mackenzie Robert

Army Catering Corps.

PTE 1063150

Nairshire, Scotland

Baker

Litenstone Leonard Jack

Royal Army Ordinance Corps.

PTE 13035836

London, No.16 England

Clerk

Jackson Brooke

R.A.

PTE 921586

Wombwell, Gernsley England

Mule piecener

Breeze Walter James

Royal Army Ordinance Corps

PTE 10534251

BirminghamEngland

Newspaper reviser

Bartlet, Robert Henry

Royal Army Ordinance Corps

PTE 10536481

Deptfprd, London England

General clerk

Madren John

R.E.

PTE 861840

Southern England

Floor y wall tiler

Raven, Donald

R.A.

PTE 904814

Halifax, England

Smallwire tinner

Cooper Douglas

R.A.

PTE 963794

ScarboroughEngland

Sorting clerk

Dolan John

R.A.

PTE 4686262

Halifax, England

French drawer

Schofield Donald

R.A.

PTE 964331

Bradford, England

Motor driver

Hughes Albert

R.A.M.C.[7]

PTE 6144899

ShrewsburyEngland

Male nurse

Tuplin Robert

R.A.M.C.

PTE 7374333

Wadworth, England

Farmer

Wilson Hubert

R.A.M.C.

PTE 7532550

England

Clerk

Bell Owen

R.A.

PTE 909376

Halifax, England

Quarryman

Clifton George

R.E.

PTE 1877181

Scarliffe, England

Moulder

Cooper Reginald

R.E.

PTE 1877158

Salisbury, England

Concreter

Tallent James

R.E.

PTE 2040936

Stafford, England

Bricklayer

Meers Wilfred

R.A.

PTE 919867

Bradford, England

Woolcomber

Field E.E.

R.A.

PTE 935200

London, England

Leadworker

Webster Frank

R.A.

PTE 949658

Derby, England

Grocer

Carnacle R.P.

R.A.

PTE 987648

Rugby, England

Driver

Peel R.M.

R.A.

PTE 912433

Bradford, England

Driver

Marshall Kenneth

R.A.

PTE 963861

Hull, England

Draughtsman

Wood Henry

R.A.

PTE 926723

Bradford, England

Printer

Pearson Leslie

R.A.

PTE 975293

London, England

Lorry driver

McCallon J.

R.A.O.C.[8]

PTE 7655093

Glasgow, Scotland

Papermaker

Apps Lionel

R.A.O.C.

PTE 10538005

Isleworth, England

Stock clerk

Anderson Peter

R.A.

PTE 6396533

Glasgow, Scotland

Soldier

Sagar L.E.

R.A.

PTE 963903

Bradford, England

Post office clerk

Sykes Stanley

R.A.

PTE 984442

Huddersfield, England

Woolen weaver

Wood James

R.C.S.

PTE 2326945

Saltborn, England

Soldier

Hutchinson John

R.A.

PTE 2578729

Liverpool, England

Cellulose sprayer

Westbury Alfred

R.A.

PTE 940655

Derbyshire, England

Painter

Hirst Walter

R.A.

PTE 963837

Halifax, England

Carpetweaver

 

Central Archives of Defense Ministry

Fond (Collection) 234, Opis (finding aid) 3213, Delo (file) 524, LL. (pp.) 1-64



[1] It means “Royal Artillery”.

[2] It means “Lance corporal”.

[3] Royal Engineers.

[4] Private.

[5] Royal Army Service Corps.

[6] Army Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.

[7] Royal Army Medical Corps. 

[8] Royal Army Ordinary Corps.

 

 

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