Old 04-14-2014, 11:49 AM   #1
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Question Canadians PWs at Rennes Military Hospital

I am researching the Allied PWs held by the Germans at Rennes Military Hospital (AKA Rennes EPS, Frontstalag 221 W, Stalag 221, Rennes Zweilager, Stalag 221 Ausstelle). I have acquired a copy of the Admissions and Dispositions Records written by the captured Allied doctors that worked in the hospital treating the wounded with the help of French doctors and staff.

I would appreciate anyone taking a look at the 88 Canadians and filling in the blanks regarding first names and units and validating the names and units that I do have. I have broken this information into two posts to conform to forum rules. Forgive the formatting issues. Please respond to this thread or PM me.

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Rnk	Svc No.	     Name	         Diagnosis	     Comments	         Arrived   Departed
PVT	F/3563	     Aucsin, F. N.	Right leg amputation		        23-Jun-44	
PVT	D/116732	Baker, H.	GSW left leg		                27-Jul-44	
RFL	H/41578	     Bast, C. J.	Shrapnel left calf 	Royal Winnipeg Rifle Regiment 3rd Canadian Division On Canadian PW listing 	                                                                                 b13-Jun-44	16-Jun-44
PVT	L/105890	Bell, T. C.	GSW right arm	Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada On Canadian PW listing 21-Jun-44 26-Jul-44
CPL	E/22604	      Berube, L.	GSW chest and right arm	3rd Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery On Canadian PW listing	4-Jul-44	12-Jul-44
PVT	D/71610 or    Bickerstaff, M.
        D/71618	      Bickerstaff, Leonard David?	GSW left hip 	Royal Highland Regiment (The Black Watch) of Canada 1st Battalion Leonard Died 25 Jul 1944? In British records	27-Jul-44	
PVT	F/60008	      Bishop, L. N. or
                      Bishop, R. W.	GSW right thigh	North Nova Scotia Highlanders On Canadian PW listing	13-Jun-44	5-Jul-44
WO	C/27452	      Blair, W.	        Shrapnel right buttock		         5-Jul-44	
CPT		      Brebner, C.	Fracture left radius and Ulna and Pelvis 8th (Midlands) Battalion 3rd Para Brigade 6th Para Division  	4-Jul-44	
RFL	H/4727	      Burdett, C. W.	GSW right foot, GSW left leg		   23-Jun-44	
PVT	F/13201	      Carfan, L.	Shrapnel left arm, hand, knee and shoulders 27-Jun-44	
PVT	D/71612	      Clarke, A.	GSW right leg		                   27-Jul-44	
RFL	H/20794	      Cook, Albert	Amputation right leg	Pelle's Room	   27-Jun-44	
PVT	114015	      Cuima, M.	        GSW, shrapnel both legs		           27-Jul-44	
CPL	H/40932	      Cullen, J.	GSW left chest	Royal Winnipeg Rifle Regiment??	4-Jul-44	12-Jul-44
CPL	F/44999	      Diggins	        Shrapnel wound of left side of head	North Nova Scotia Highlanders On Canadian PW listing 11-Jun-44	12-Jul-44
PVT	D/82026	      Ducat, R.	        Shrapnel head, both arms, right leg	Black Watch of Canada 1st Battalion??	27-Jul-44
SGT	F/44705	      Dudka, Stanley	GSW right arm	North Nova Scotia Highlanders captured 7 June in Hospital 21 June 
                                                        at Lazarett 133 12 July, on train 2/3 August escaped during attack.  Got the 
                                                       Military Medal for his actions at Schedle estuary. Took care of LTC Buchanan until he died.	21-Jun-44	12-Jul-44
PVT	B/155389      Dunford, C.	Shrapnel back		                     27-Jul-44	
PVT	D/76949	      Dunlop, J.	Shrapnel right arm	Royal Montreal Regiment	27-Jul-44	
PVT	F/36126	      Dunn, R. L.	Perforating wound right hand North Nova Scotia Highlanders On Canadian PW listing 16-Jun-44 12-Jul-44
PVT	H/41640	      Dutiaume, H. J.	Shrapnel left arm and left leg	Royal Winnipeg Rifle Regiment 3rd Canadian Division On Canadian PW listing	21-Jun-44	12-Jul-44
PVT	M/7513	      Evans, K.  	GSW fracture ankle, shrapnel shoulders	     29-Jul-44	
RFL	L/28201	      Ewalk, W. J.	GSW right arm	Royal Winnipeg  Rifle Regiment 3rd Canadian Division On Canadian PW listing 24-Jun-44	1-Jul-44
PVT	F/56085	      Fisher, A.	Fracture left leg		             27-Jun-44	
PVT	D/123434      Fortier, H.	Shrapnel back and leg		             27-Jul-44	
PVT	D/71284	      Franstein, A.	GSW head, right shoulder		     29-Jul-44	
RFL	H/41207	      Garnett, S.	GSW shoulders	  Royal Winnipeg Rifle Regiment??  16-Jun-44	12-Jul-44
RFL	H/121061      Georgeson, W. E.	GSW left thigh	  Royal Winnipeg Rifle Regiment 3rd Canadian Division On Canadian PW listing	13-Jun-44	16-Jun-44
PVT	F/49719	      Glennie, A.	Amputation 3rd right hand finger, fracture finger left hand North Nova Scotia Highlanders?? 4-Jul-44	
PVT	D/82981	      Goodale, C.	Shrapnel left leg	Black Watch of Canada 1st Battalion??	27-Jul-44	
PVT	F/45199	      Gordan, D. B.	GSW right Femur 		23-Jun-44	
CPL	F/49723	      Gourley, C. O.	Shrapnel right shoulder, chest and neck	North Nova Scotia Highlanders?? On Canadian PW listing 4-Jul-44	12-Jul-44
PVT	K/50624	      Hunchak, J.	Shrapnel left leg		27-Jul-44	
LT		      James, Donald Arthur	GSW neck	Royal Winnipeg Rifle Regiment 3rd Canadian Division became hospital 
                                                           Messing/Supply Officer   arrived 28 June has last 3 weeks EPS menu	18-Jun-44	
PVT	G/23117	      Kelly, L. J.	GSW Left Chest	North Nova Scotia Highlanders On Canadian PW listing	11-Jun-44 5-Jul-44
CPT		      Kemp, J.	        GSW fracture right leg		27-Jul-44	
PVT	B/755186      Kennedy, J.	GSW jaw		                27-Jul-44	
RFL	H/21064	      Knasnesky, George	GSW left buttock  	Royal Winnipeg Rifle Regiment 3rd Canadian Division H21064 captured 8 June released to Stalag 122 18 July escaped from Langeais train	4-Jul-44	19-Jul-44
PVT	N/33820	      Knupp, A.	        Shrapnel right leg		27-Jul-44	
PVT	C/118592      Knuth, H.	        Shrapnel left shoulder		27-Jul-44	
PVT	A/102829      La Foret, G. A.	GSW right elbow	North Nova Scotia Highlanders On Canadian PW listing 4-Jul-44 12-Jul-44
CPL	B/70269	      Labrick, M. P.	Amputation right arm		23-Jun-44	
CPL	H/17354	      Lavalle	GSW back		19-Jun-44	
PVT	D/62856	      Leclair, ?. P.	GSW right leg		23-Jun-44	
RFL	H/40939	      LeClair, John	Fracture right Femur	Royal Winnipeg Rifle Regiment 3rd Canadian Division 27-Jun-44 8-Jul-44
PVT	D/82582	      Leduc, A.	        GSW back	Black Watch of Canada 1st Battalion??	27-Jul-44	
PVT	F/44824	      MacDonald, M.	Fracture left shoulder		4-Jul-44	
CPL	F/60362	      MacIntyre, A.	GSW right foot		21-Jun-44	
CPL	D/83061	      Mason, S. 	GSW back, shrapnel face	Black Watch of Canada 1st Battalion??	29-Jul-44
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:58 AM   #2
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Second half of PW listing. These names came from the A&D listing and also verified by a letter from UK to Canadian Defense Minister with names of soldiers still believed in enemy hands after the liberation of Rennes 4 August 1944.

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Rnk	Svc No.	     Name	         Diagnosis	     Comments	         Arrived   Departed
PVT	A/102942      Masse, R. J. U.	Abrasion to calf, patella twisted North Nova Scotia Highlanders On Canadian PW listing 16-Jun-44	28-Jun-44
PVT	D/81969	      McAran, B.	GSW right arm and chest	Black Watch of Canada 1st Battalion??	27-Jul-44	
PVT	A/104355      McConnell, P. F.	GSW right buttock	North Nova Scotia Highlanders On Canadian PW listing 4-Jul-44 12-Jul-44
PVT	F/78406	      McCulloch, H. E.	Shrapnel left Auxilla	North Nova Scotia Highlanders On Canadian PW listing 11-Jun-44 12-Jul-44
F/SGT	R/193475      McGowan, R.	Fracture Right Humerus	RCAF 425 Squadron Halifax Bomber shot down 23 May near Le Mans 13-Jun-44	12-Jul-44
PVT	L/106403      McIntosh, M. H.	GSW right foot and left leg		23-Jun-44	
LCPL	F/45174	      McKay, William L.	GSW right arm and head	North Nova Scotia Highlanders escaped hospital	24-Jun-44	12-Jul-44
CPL	H/41725	      McLean, H. C.	GSW back, right thigh	Royal Winnipeg Rifle Regiment 3rd Canadian Division On Canadian PW listing	16-Jun-44 12-Jul-44
PVT	F/55254	      McNeill, J.	Buttock and leg shrapnel wounds	North Nova Scotia Highlanders On Canadian PW listing 13-Jun-44	12-Jul-44
PVT	D/81403	      McWilliams, D.	Shrapnel left leg	Black Watch of Canada 1st Battalion??	27-Jul-44	
PVT	F/50310	      Melanson, D.	Amputation 2 fingers 	North Nova Scotia Highlanders??	4-Jul-44	
F/SGT	R/194196      Minet, J.	        Superficial burns of face	RCAF?	16-Jun-44	18-Jun-44
SGT	F/50115	      Morris, Cecil Bertram	GSW left leg	North Nova Scotia Highlanders right leg wound from strafing arrived hospital 23 June volunteered for hospital staff 23 July	23-Jun-44	31-Jul-44
PO	J/19712 or
        J/35736	      Murphy, N. P.	Injury to head and back (Crash)	RCAF	25-Jun-44	30-Jun-44
PVT	D/135610      Myhill, G.	GSW right leg		27-Jul-44	
F/LT	J/15120	      Needham, William Barry	Burns face, waist, legs   	RCAF 412 Squadron  - Goes by Barry in records  	10-Jul-44	
PVT	F/2907	      Peters, E.	Shrapnel right leg	North Nova Scotia Highlanders On Canadian PW listing	4-Jul-44 12-Jul-44
WO1	R/71499	      Powers, William Charles	Shrapnel left eye, both arms	RCAF 403 Squadron 	18-Jul-44	20-Jul-44
PVT	F/50021	      Pyke, N. W.	Shrapnel left leg and arm, fracture right arm	North Nova Scotia Highlanders?? On Canadian PW listing	4-Jul-44	12-Jul-44
SGT	D/83195	      Raulston, M.	GSW left leg	Black Watch of Canada 1st Battalion??	27-Jul-44	
PVT	D/139988      Raymond	Shrapnel left foot		23-Jun-44	
PVT	D/139263      Rice, Jack A.	Shrapnel in right temple North Nova Scotia Highlanders On Canadian PW listing	13-Jun-44 11-Jul-44
PVT	F/87703	      Richards, R.	GSW left chest, multiple shrapnel		4-Jul-44	
FO	J/22382	      Ross, J. W.	Facial burns	RCAF ended up at Stalag Luft III	23-Jun-44	12-Jul-44
PVT	F/56522	      Rosta, George	Shrapnel right leg  	North Nova Scotia Highlanders  Died 10 June 44 CWGC probable date 
                                                                error of 6 October  On Canadian PW List	23-Jun-44	30-Jul-44
PVT	D/81395	      Royston, F.	GSW right leg	Black Watch of Canada 1st Battalion??	27-Jul-44	
PVT	F/89974	      Sampson, S. A.	GSW right Femur, penetrating wound right hand		23-Jun-44	
CPL	F/45467	      Sceetes, G. L.	GSW left leg		23-Jun-44	
LCPL	K/15360	      Shelford, H. M.	GSW left foot	14th Field Regiment Canadian Royal Artillery On Canadian PW listing 21-Jun-44	12-Jul-44
TPR	H/26744	      Speight, S. L.	Burns face and legs	10th Armored Regiment (Fort Garry Horse)??	23-Jun-44	
LCPL	F/29968	      Stevenson, W. S.	GSW left shoulder	North Nova Scotia Highlanders On Canadian PW listing	15-Jun-44 5-Jul-44
PVT	M/38838	      Swanlund, A.	GSW right arm, shrapnel left hip		27-Jul-44	
PVT	G/19498	      Sweeney	        Amputation right leg		19-Jun-44	
PVT	H/195460      Trudeau, Dennis D. Multiple shrapnel wounds 1st Canadian Para Battalion 3rd Para Brigade 6th Para Division 
                                                                 American who enlisted in Canada On Canadian PW List 13-Jun-44 9-Jul-44
PVT	G/4430	      Wade, L. A.	GSW right arm and back	North Shore Regiment On Canadian PW listing	23-Jun-44	
PVT	F/52101	      Wardrope, A. R.	Shrapnel right shoulder, left head North Nova Scotia Highlanders On Canadian PW listing	13-Jun-44	16-Jun-44
PVT	D/135646      Weeks, H. J.	Shrapnel in buttocks North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment On Canadian PW listing 13-Jun-44 18-Jun-44
SGT	F/30033	      Wilson, R. H.	Fracture right ankle		24-Jun-44
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:34 PM   #3
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One more post of PWs. The following guys were medical personnel who worked with the British and US medics and doctors treating the wounded in the hospital. Lt. James was included above so not in this list.

PVT F76107 J. A. Conrod North Nova Scotia Highlander Canadian arrived Stalag 14 Jun to hospital as orderly 29 June
PVT Aubrey Leroy Goulden North Nova Scotia Highlander Canadian arrived Stalag 14 Jun to hospital as orderly 29 June Says same as Conrod story
SGT F50115 Cecil Bertram Morris North Nova Scotia Highlanders 3rd Canadian Division wounded arrived 23 June became hospital helper 23 July
PVT R. L. Saulnier North Nova Scotia Highlanders arrived Stalag 14 Jun to hospital as orderly 29 June Story same as Conrod
PVT C/20982 A. R. Steen From War Crimes report Canadian
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Dale, we'll have to see what we can find. Canadian Military records for individuals for WW2 are still restricted. So there isn't much info available. Having said that of course many of our members study different units etc, have nominal rolls, war diaries etc, so hopefully we will be able to help you somewhat in your quest.

I'll look at what I have and post up any info I find

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Checking thru RCAF casualties and POW lists. I'll post up what I find here

FO J/22382 Ross, J. W.

My records show: POW # 6961, Rank: F/L From: Westfield, Nova Scotia



PO J/19712 or
J/35736 Murphy, N. P.

My records show: Svc Number: J/35736


That's all I have on the RCAF on your list
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Some info on:

SGT F/44705 Dudka, Stanley











Stanley Dudka
1923 - 2008

Birth: Jan. 16, 1923
Stellarton
Nova Scotia, Canada

Death: Mar. 5, 2008
Halifax
Nova Scotia, Canada



DUDKA, Stanley - 85, formerly a resident of Stellarton, New Glasgow, and Lawrencetown, Halifax Co., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children on March 5, 2008, in Camp Hill Veterans' Building, QEII, in Halifax. Born in New Glasgow on January 16, 1923, he was the eldest son of the late Andrew and Margaret (Kowalski) Dudka. He had a quest for adventure that awarded him great recognition throughout his life. He enlisted in the army in 1939 at the age of 16. His first call of duty was as a guard for the Western Union cables that came ashore from overseas in Hazel Hill (Canso-town). It was there in Canso that he met his wife, Alice Cecilia (Ryan). They married in 1941 and celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2001. He served in the Second World War with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and fought on D-Day against the 12th SS Panzer Division. He was captured three times and escaped each time to rejoin his regiment. Post war he became a witness in the Nuremberg War Trial against General Kurt Meyer for the murder of 24 Canadian Prisoners of War. He was awarded the Military Medal by King George VI. Dad joined the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in 1958. Upon joining DFO he was selected as a member of the "Special Force", a selected group of officers to enforce the regulations in the troubled areas of the Maritimes. He went on to become the leader of the Special Force. Stan was then selected to head the enforcement role of Sealing Operations in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. He received the Centennial Medal for Merit of Service to Canada in 1967. In 1974 he was singled out again for distinction when he was presented with a Public Service Merit Award, the civil service's highest award. He will be greatly missed by his children, Marilyn (daughter-in-law), Melody (Aubin), Barbara (Ablett), Judith (Lloyd Haggerty), Thomas (Sharon), Helen (David Johnson), Alicia, Bernard (Brenda), Katherine, Sonya (Leo van Dijk), Stephen, and Christopher (Liz). Stan was a devoted father and husband. His wife, Alice, and his oldest son, Stanley Frederick, predeceased him. Stan also joins his siblings, Andrew "Dukie", Helen, Annie, and Bill in heaven. He was the very proud "PAPA" to 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He looked forward to every visit and rejoiced in joking and carrying on with them all. Papa you will always be their "monkey face". Stan pursued his passions with a great commitment, and they included his faith in God, his belief in the Catholic Church, and his love of gardening. The gardens of his Lawrencetown home and the grounds of Pope John XXIII Church were his delight. Special thanks to Mary Galliott for her faithful and loving care of our father for the past five years. Visitation will be held in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, King Street, New Glasgow, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 8, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stellarton, with Father Don Boudreau officiating.

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Checking thru RCAF casualties and POW lists. I'll post up what I find here

FO J/22382 Ross, J. W.

My records show: POW # 6961, Rank: F/L From: Westfield, Nova Scotia



PO J/19712 or
J/35736 Murphy, N. P.

My records show: Svc Number: J/35736


That's all I have on the RCAF on your list
Any unit/squadron for these guys?
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Checking thru RCAF casualties and POW lists. I'll post up what I find here

FO J/22382 Ross, J. W.

My records show: POW # 6961, Rank: F/L From: Westfield, Nova Scotia



PO J/19712 or
J/35736 Murphy, N. P.

My records show: Svc Number: J/35736


That's all I have on the RCAF on your list
More info on Murphy

403 Squadron, RCAF

On 22nd June 1944 his Spitfire Mk.V BL969 of No.403 Sqn RCAF was shot down by Allied anti-aircraft fire near Foret de Cerisy. He was unharmed.

N P Murphy

Pilot Officer

22nd June 1944

Spitfire

BL969

http://www.aviationartprints.com/air...ircrewID=10197


Spitfire BL969

Type : Spitfire
Mark : Vb
Last Flew : 22nd June 1944
Built at : Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory
Powered by : Merlin 45M

Known information
11th March 1942 Joined No.504 Sqn.
19th October 1942 Joined No.501 Sqn.
08th April 1944 Joined No.129 Sqn.
10th May 1944 Joined No.130 Sqn.
05th June 1944 Joined No.403 Sqn RCAF.
22nd June 1944 Shot down by Allied anti-aircraft fire near Foret de Cerisy. Pilot Officer N P Murphy was ok.

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Checking thru RCAF casualties and POW lists. I'll post up what I find here

FO J/22382 Ross, J. W.

My records show: POW # 6961, Rank: F/L From: Westfield, Nova Scotia

More info on J. W. Ross

Ross J.W.
F/O
POW
PLT
439 Sqn
Typhoon MN 417
15 Jun 44 - POW - Over Carpiquet Airfield

http://www.aircrewremembered.com/Par....BrPO6Jw8.dpuf


Shot down by flak near Carpiquet on the 15 June 1944. As the Squadron was pulling out of the target area, heavy flak from Caen ????? destroyed the aircraft flown by F/O Jake Ross, the tail section of his machine was shot-up, the engine caught fire and crashed, but Jake bailed out and it is presumed that he landed safely in the front line just 1 mile north of Caen. His parachute opened nicely.

http://www.thisisme.ca/439squadron/TIGER/439album-8.htm

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Morris, C. B. Is in this picture



First Row--Left to Right--Cpl. Hughes, S.S., Truro; Ptes. Gouchie, E.C., Amherst; Griffiths, J.F., Truro; O'Handley, D.A., Cape Breton; Hayman, F.T., Springhill; Phillips, R., River Hebert; Ambrose, R. C., Stewiacke; Porter, J.E., River Hebert; Cormier, S.G., Amherst; Forgeron, J.G.; L/Cpl. Morris, C.B., River Hebert;

Second Row--Sgt. Hingley, W.V., Kemptown; Pte. Henderson, F.A., Truro; L/Cpl. Allan, R. J., Amherst; Cpl. Bartlette, V.H., Truro; Ptes. Black, W., Oxford; LeBlanc, H. J., Springhill; Frizzell, G.F., Truro; McPherson, J., Springhill; Legere, A., Springhill; Higgins, T.E., Truro; Burton, A.D., Springhill; Fullerton, W.E., River Hebert; Lieut. Bickerton, I.J., Amherst; C.S.M. McNeil, J., Truro; Ptes. Oglivie, C.F., Cape Breton; Brown, R.R., River Hebert; May, A., Cape Breton; Taylor, D.H., Stewiacke.
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