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W.O.II Dennis Born, including photographs from inside the camp

posted 2 Feb 2013, 06:44 by Chris Kemp

New page created about W.O.II Dennis Born, including an amazing collection of photographs taken inside the camp, and Dennis's story leading up to his capture.

Gunner J B Mills

posted 12 Apr 2012, 14:17 by Chris Kemp   [ updated 12 Apr 2012, 14:18 ]

New page created about Gunner John Brent Mills and his return to the area in June 1948 and again later as South African Ambassador to Italy

Corporal A A Gordon

posted 9 Mar 2012, 13:17 by Chris Kemp   [ updated 9 Mar 2012, 14:05 ]

New page created about Corporal Alick A Gordon, 2nd Transvaal Scotish, captured at Tobruk June 1942.

Gunner W T Darby

posted 8 Mar 2012, 14:28 by Chris Kemp   [ updated 8 Mar 2012, 14:31 ]

New page created for Gunner W T Darby, my Grandfather and the inspiration for this website. Captured at the fall of Tobruk on 21 June 1942, transferred to Campo PG54 on 28 September. 

Dedicated Domain Name - www.pg54.org.uk

posted 8 Jul 2011, 01:40 by Chris Kemp   [ updated 8 Jul 2011, 01:42 ]

We now have our own dedicated domain name, you can access this site using the address www.pg54.org.uk.

Private Cyril Morris

posted 11 Dec 2010, 08:49 by Chris Kemp

A new page about Private Cyril Morris who was serving with the 8th Army at Tobruk, when the port was seized by the Germans. Along with around 35,000 other men, Cyril was taken prisoner, and moved from Libya to POW Camp PG 54 Fara Sabina in Italy. After the Italian armistice Cyril managed to slip away and ran to the hills where lived there for several months with an Italian family. He was then recaptured, and put onto a train to be taken to Germany. However, the train was bombed by American planes.

National Archive File References

posted 6 Dec 2010, 13:10 by Chris Kemp   [ updated 11 Dec 2010, 09:25 ]

A list of files at the National Archives, London, added to the Further Reading page, with links to files on National Archive website and links to copies of three files for viewing. Files include Red Cross Reports and War Crimes Investigations.

Two new photographs added to gallery

posted 5 Dec 2010, 10:39 by Chris Kemp   [ updated 11 Dec 2010, 09:25 ]

Two new photographs have been added to the Gallery the first a shot of a large group of POW's with some buildings and the water tower in the back ground, the second is a picture of one of the Camp Guards.

New Further Reading page added

posted 30 Nov 2010, 00:46 by Chris Kemp   [ updated 11 Dec 2010, 09:25 ]

New Further Reading page added to website listing details of external references to the Camp including Books and Internet articles.

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