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- Cowan Archibald White. Cpl. (d.9th July 1944)
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Cpl. Archibald White Cowan Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (d.9th July 1944)My grandfather Archibald Cowan was a Corporal in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and was part of the Expeditionary Force. He was severely injured and captured in Belgium in 1939. He was then held at Stalag 23A (hospital) before being repatriated to Leith on the Drottningham in November 1943. Unfortunately he died of his injuries in Stirling Royal Infirmary on the 9th July 1944. If anyone has any information on him please contact me.Melanie McShane
Joseph HorsfallMy grandad was captured on the 8/8/1940 in France. I know he was in Stalag XXA3 and wasn't released until after the war.
He didn't talk much about his time in the prison camps but I do know he used to cut hair for the prisoners. When he eventually arrived back home he had no teeth and had lost both his finger and toe nails.
His name was Joe Horsfall if anyone can give me any info on him it would be much appreciatedJane Clarke
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