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sirjahn 04-14-2014 11:49 AM

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


sirjahn 04-14-2014 11:58 AM

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


sirjahn 04-14-2014 12:34 PM

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

Temujin 04-14-2014 01:36 PM

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

Cheers

Temujin 04-14-2014 01:48 PM

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

Temujin 04-14-2014 02:02 PM

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.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...GRid=85628001&

Temujin 04-14-2014 02:09 PM

PVT D/71610 or Bickerstaff, M.
D/71618 Bickerstaff, Leonard David?





Surname:BICKERSTAFF
Given Name(s):LEONARD DAVID
Age:23
Date of Birth:11 Jul 1921
Date of Death:25 Jul 1944
Rank:Private
Unit:Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada
Force:Army
Service Number:D71618
Reference:RG 24
Volume:25453

Extra Information:Son of Albert Edward and Rebecca Bickerstaff, of St. Bernadin, Ontario.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discove...IdNumber=2682&

His page in Canada's Book of Remembrance:




Dale, just a note, in Canadian Service, PRIVATE is PTE (not Pvt)

sirjahn 04-14-2014 02:42 PM

Thanks for openings on I hope a fruitful thread. I have a quandry with Bickerstaff. The hospital A&D records show him coming to the hospital on 27 July but CWG has him dying on 25 July. The guy on the A&D says M. Bickerstaff with Service Number D/71610 but the only other Bickerstaff that comes up is this Leonard with Service Number D/71618 which is real close. So I need some validation as to whether Leonard is the right guy. I suppose they could be related and joined up the same day which is how they would have similar numbers.


sirjahn 04-14-2014 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Temujin (Post 13672)
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?

sirjahn 04-14-2014 02:56 PM

Every country had their own ranks and abbreviations. I am compiling this information into a spreadsheet/database so I standardized the abbreviations and spellings to American English/Army language. This makes it easier to sort and find data. I guess it might not be PC but it makes it easier on the number crunchers like myself.:smile:


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