Prisoner of War information captured on January 3, 1945

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Prisoner of War information captured on January 3, 1945

Postby steve.sauro » 10 Nov 2010, 02:59

I am looking for information anyone might have on POW records from WWII. My grandfather, Matteo Sauro of Ripabottoni Italy, was captured in Egypt on January 3, 1945 and held in Alexandria Egypt for 7 months before being put on a ship and sent to Liverpool England via South Africa.

I am trying to put the pieces together from information I collected from him, and tracing this down is very difficult. I can verify different stages of WWII that are in line with his memory but as for names of places he stayed.......I'm coming up with zero

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: Prisoner of War information captured on January 3, 1945

Postby ReasonedFaith » 18 Nov 2010, 05:04

steve.sauro wrote:I am looking for information anyone might have on POW records from WWII. My grandfather, Matteo Sauro of Ripabottoni Italy, was captured in Egypt on January 3, 1945 and held in Alexandria Egypt for 7 months before being put on a ship and sent to Liverpool England via South Africa.

I am trying to put the pieces together from information I collected from him, and tracing this down is very difficult. I can verify different stages of WWII that are in line with his memory but as for names of places he stayed.......I'm coming up with zero

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks


Hi Steve, try this link. If you have his service number etc they should be able to help you here as Italian POW's resided in Pretoria in South Africa. Ive just recently obtained my grandfather, Owen Ogle's military records from here.

http://www.national.archives.gov.za/ser ... public.htm

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If you have any queries regarding military history you may contact the Department of Defence Archives at sandfdoc@mweb.co.za as all military records are kept by them. Their physical address is the Schweikert Building, 20 Visagie Street, Pretoria and the telephone number is (012) 339-4600; Fax (012) 339 4631

The National Archives Repository does not keep any newspapers or publications. If you are interested in doing research using these records you can contact the National Library of South Africa at info@nlsa.ac.za as their staff might be able to provide assistance. The website address of the National Library of South Africa is http://www.nlsa.ac.za.

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