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Captured at Dunkirk

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:46 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

This story is about my uncle, George Edward Stephenson Maycock. He was in the Royal Army Service Corps as a driver. I have some items of his uniform in my possession. His Army number was T/78068.

In 1940 my uncle was at Dunkirk, and had gone out further into Belgium and was captured. He became a Prisoner of War, and remained as a POW for five years. His POW number was 37152. He was held in Staumlager VIIIa at Gorlitz in Lower Silesia (Saxony) and in Stalag VIIIB.

History

Item list and details

1. - 4. Book called Interlude - the story from the PoW camp. 5. Some items of uniform from George, Beret, Cap Badge and Belt. 6. - 7. Drinking Bottle, no description as to its owner. 8. - 10. Prayer Book and veterans' association details

Person the story/items relate to

George Edward Stephenson Maycock S/N T/78068

Person who shared the story/items

Maureen Hewitt Brown

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Uncle

Type of submission

Shared at West Meads Community Hall, West Sussex on 11 November 2023. The event was organised by Bognor Regis u3a.

Record ID

106214 | BOG049