The following links will take you to lists of soldiers known to have passed through Camp PG 54. As time goes on I will try to add to the list. They all deserve to be remembered.
The lists have been divided into two to represent the two key phases of the camp, those POW's at the camp up until the Italian Armistice of 8 September 1943 when the camp was under Italian Control, and secondly those POW's at the camp after the Italian Armistice, when the camp was under German control and used as transit camp for recaptured POW's, as well as increasing numbers POW's captured by the Axis forces as the Allies advanced north through Italy.
Most of the pre-Armistice POW names and details come from file WO 392-21 "POW’s held in Italy in August 1943" at the National Archives in London. The other sources of names are those people who have contacted me, usually with information about a relative. Extracting all the 4,000 or so names from file WO 392-21 is quite a task which will take some time so please check back for updates. It has been acknowledged that file WO 392-21 was not entirely accurate so I apologise for any errors. Many POW's were moved to work camps attached to other camps, so were often listed under different camps. Where ever possible details have been corroborated with other evidence.
Pre Armistice - August 1942 to September 1943
The Pre Armistice group is further subdivided as the vast majority of the POW's were either British or South African, with a third category of Other Nationalities. Click on a link below to go to the relevant list;
Post Armistice - September 1943 to June 1944
The Post Armistice group is further subdivided as the majority of the POW's were either British, South African or American, with a fourth category of Other Nationalities. By now POW's at the camp were a mixture of POW's that escaped from PG54 and other camps at the time of the Italian Armistice and been recaptured, as well as increasing numbers of Allied POW's in transit following capture by the Axis forces in southern Italy as the Allies advanced north. Click on a link below to go to the relevant list;