searching for the truth!
hi everyone. best introduce my self. my name is paul holder and i am looking,and hoping, to try and get some information about ww2.
well here goes…My grandfather was in ww2 in the tank corps although i dont know what section/regiment if thats the right terminology. Unfortunately he passed away when i was only 7 and i never got to ask him about his time in the army.
After talking to various family members i have managed to obtain some sketchy details about his service. They are as follows:-
served in tank corps
was apparently stationed, at some point, in BURMA
was captured and held as a pow in a japanese camp(don’t know which one!)
He was missing for some 3 years
and was allegedly rescued/or escaped and hidden by an italian family before managing
to get back to the uk.
I have searched the internet but can not varify any of this or understand how he would have managed to get back to uk?
I have recently contacted Army Disclosures and am awaiting information from them about his history but was wondering if anything that i have been told is feasable?
His name was Victor Walter Dodwell and the only pow list i can find with that name on it is from germany, stalag 4b in mahlberg.
As you can see it seems all a bit mixed up.
can anyone help