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Arthur Edward Potterton

Army Ambulance Driver RASC

from:The Stores, Lapworth, Warwickshire

I'm preparing the war diary of Arthur Potterton, an ambulance driver with the RASC, into booklet form for his son and daughter. He was enlisted at Thorpe Barracks Birmingham October 1939, was captured at Steenvorde May 1940 and transferred to various POW camps in Poland near Danzig (Gdanske) also working on various farms nr Marienburg. January 1945 he was on the long walk (800Km) from Marienburg/Willenburgh until they were picked up by 104th Division 1st Army (American) April 26th 1945. I would much appreciate any info you can give me, especially his service number, his family have very little info on their father except the diary notes, a photo of him in uniform taken on enlistment and a group photo taken at Stalag XXb.603 in 1944. I have very roughly worked out the route of the 'WALK' but any more detail would be appreciated

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