Second World War
1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment -
Prisoners of War
1st Battalion officers taken in April 1943 at Campo Concentramento
PG21, Chieti near Pescara, Italy.
Back row, left to right, Lieutenants Donald, Roberts, Bath, Mills,
and Charles Wingrove. Front row, left to right, Lieutenant Tryalen,
Captain Hawkins, Major Hallam and Captain Henning. All were captured
in the retreat to Alamein in the June/July of 1942.
Accession Number: KO1668/02
1st Battalion officers taken in May 1944 at OFLAG 79 (Late VIII F)
Brunswick, Querum, Germany.
Back row, left to right, Lieutenants Constable and Mitchell, Captain
Hands, Lieutenants Charles Wingrove, Roberts, Harvey and King. Front
row, left to right, Captain McKenzie (Adjutant), Lieutenant (Quartermaster) Spiers,
Major William Tilly, and Lieutenants Horne and Griffin.
Lieutenants Wingrove and Roberts were captured in the Western Desert in
June 1942, the remainder were taken prisoner on the Greek island of Leros
in November 1943.
Accession Number: KO1668/01
Repatriated Prisoners of War 1945
List of repatriated King’s Own Royal Regiment prisoners of war from the
European theatre of war. This including men captured in France and
Belgium, North Africa and the Western Desert, Leros, Italy and Germany.
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