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Story of a POW in Austria

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posted on 2024-06-05, 20:13 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Story of Philip George Jarrett, who was a POW in Austria. He was in RASC, and was a lorry driver. He was sent to Greece in 1941. He was captured on 29 April 1941 in Calamata. From here, he was sent to Stalags 18D, CfA, and spent most time at Stalag 18A near Graz. He was originally part of the 2nd British Expeditionary Force in France, 1940. The contributor submitted documents, plus the shrapnel that was removed from Jarrett's neck.


Item list and details

1. Shrapnel from Jarrett 2. RASC documents 3. France documents 4. Durban postcard 5. Capture documents 6. Document gathered by Jarrett while a POW including photos 7. Documents from return home and demob 8. Elastoplast first aid tin with edelweiss flower 9. Austrian pipe 10. POW dog tag 11. Stone that could be 'part' of the Parthenon 12. RASC 13. Mini leather boot from Austria 14. Austrian Crest Badge 15. Old soap in box 16. Spoon Jarrett ate with 17. Wedding ring 18. Austrian matches 19. Old medicine bottle 20. Assorted coins 21. RASC Cap Badge 22. Pewter British dog tag 23. Story documents 24. Statement from Violet Jarrett

Person the story/items relate to

Philip George Jarrett

Person who shared the story/items

Patricia Smith

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Father of Patricia Anne Smith

Type of submission

Shared at Oxford Westgate Library, Oxfordshire on 10 March 2023.

Record ID

91073 | OXF003