Officers taken POW while serving with the 16th DLI 1943-45

Capt J R Bavington-Jones cap;tured Sedjenane 2/3/43
B Company, died of wounds while POW, 9/3/43
Personal No 129445

Lt Michael Beverly Davies, Sedjenane 2/3/43, C Company, wounded
Personal No 137498 (seconded from Royal Welch Fusiliers)
German POW No 2541
Camps: PG 206, 66 and 49 in Italy, Oflag 5A and Stalag 7 in Germany
Enlisted 12/39
Of 250 Iffley Road, Oxford

Lt H J Dorrian, Sedjenane 2/3/43, B Company
Personal No 198253
Not recorded as a German POW in 1945. An escaper?

Lt P R M Glynn-Evans, A Company.
Personal Number 155677. Captured Sedjenane circa 27/2/43-2/3/43. Escaped to Switzerland from Italy after Italian Armistice of 9/43.

Major K N Hillas, Sedjenane circa 27/2/43-2/3/43, B Company CO
Personal No 120694
German POW No 1426
Camp Oflag 79 in early 1945

Lt C S Latimer, Sedjenane circa 27/2/43-2/3/43, died of wounds while POW, 9/3/43
Personal No: 176389

Capt Hubert Brian Lax, 9/3/43, Carrier Platoon, HQ Company
Personal No 151569
German POW No 2531
Camps PG 38 and 47 in Italy; Oflag 5A and Stalag 7B, Germany
Enlisted 10/39
Of Keswick Road, Cringleford, Norwich

Lt G P Martindale, Sedjenane circa 27/2/43-2/3/43, D Company
Personal No 121304 (seconded from the Queen's Royal Regiment
German POW No 2629
Camp Oflag 5A in early 1945

Lt T W Lt Weightman, circa 10/3/43
Personal No 174498
German POW No 2532/25
Camp Oflag 5A in early 1945

No officers are known to have been taken POW in Italy, but one was captured in Piraeus, Greece in December 1944 by ELAS communist guerillas:

Lt W Whitwell, B Company, night of the 13/12/44,
Wounded, captured along with 20 men of his platoon after their house was surrounded and ammunition exhausted. Held for a month before escaping. See the Battalion History, page 54.



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