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    Cpl Joe Smallman Sherwood Foresters

    My Dad, Corporal Joe Smallman, was in the Sherwood Foresters. He was taken prisoner and ended up in the Italian POW camp PG70 He was transferred to PG62 close to Bergamo, Italy where he escaped into Adelboden, Switzerland.

    Trevor Smallman

    Gnr. Dennis Bulmer Thompson 25 Field Regiment Royal Artillery

    My grandfather enlisted in the Royal Artillery on 18th October 1937, where he was posted to 2nd Training Brigade. At the outbreak of WW2, he was stationed in India with 25 Field Regiment RA. My grandfather was taken prisoner at Tobruk on 20th June 1942. He was imprisoned at the following camps:
  • Camp 68 Vetrella - 4.12.42 to 30.11.42,
  • Camp 70 Porto San Georgio - 2.1.43 to 1.5.43,
  • Camp 62 Begarmo - 1.5.43 to 21.5.43,
  • Camp 62/33 - 21.5.43 to 27.8.43,
  • Camp 62/51 Plemo - 27.8.43 to 11.9.43: Work on a canal.

    After 11th September 1943, my grandfather stayed in the village of Plemo until 18th September 1943 where he was put in touch with an organisation. The padre of Plemo was part of an organisation which arranged a party of 30 POWs and an Italian guide, who took the group via train to Sondrio. The guide then led the group across the border, arriving in Switzerland on 22nd September 1943. Grandfather arrived back in the UK on 24th October 1944, after spending some months in internment camps in Switzerland.

    My grandfather was then posted to 1st Air Landing Regiment and was deployed to Norway from 11th May to 30th August 1945.

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