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    • Degenhard Lionel George. Corporal
    • Smith Richard Sydney Grenville. 2nd Lt. This page is new, as yet no names have been submitted.

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    Corporal Lionel George Degenhard 1st Battalion Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

    My father, Lionel George Degenhard, was Corporal with the 1st Btn. Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. He never wanted to talk about the war but has left a great memento in the form of a handwritten collection of experiences bound between the covers of two pieces of Red Cross cardboard.

    Lionel George Degenhard, Corporal, 1st Btn. Bedfordshire & Hertforshire Regiment

    Captured 28 April 1941 in Greece, liberated 2 May 1945.

    He was stationed in the following four POW camps:

  • Stalag 357, N.C.O. Lager, Thorn Sud, Poland
  • Stalag XV111 A, Wolfsberg, Austria
  • Stalag XV111 A Zweilager, N.C.O. Lager, Spittal - Drau, Austria
  • Stalag 357, N.C.O. Lager, Fallingbostel, Hannover, Germany

    The following is an extract from his personal handwritten exerpts titled 'Camps I have worked at in Austria':

  • Klagenfurt - Canal Work - July to Sept 1941
  • Dachstein Obertraune H.V. 75 - Barrack Building - Sept to Nov 1941
  • Kleine Glodnitz A/13001/L - Road Making - Nov 1941 to Mar 1942
  • Huttengerg A/11205/L - Sawmill - Mar 1942 to August 1943
  • St Veit 11093/GW - Building - Aug to Sept 1943
  • Reichendorf A/550/L - Farm work - Oct 1943 to Jan 1944

    I would swear it is him in the first photo, 2nd from left on back row, on The Wartime Memories Project - STALAG XXA POW Camp (357, Stalag Kopernikus) Page 2.

    I am trying to locate all the camp sites in order that I can visit as many as I can this year. If anyone could help I would be so grateful. Thanks a million.

  • 2nd Lt. Richard Sydney Grenville Smith 4th Queen's Own Hussars

    Richard Sydney Grenville Smith, was made a PoW in Greece in 1941 whilst serving with the 4th Queen's Own Hussars, ending up in Stalag XVIIIA, in Austria.

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