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Pte. David Ashton, Australian Army Engineer, PoW St Nazaire 28/3/42  XML
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I am looking for any information on the soldier below whose details I have found on the German Record Cards of British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War ref. National Archives file WO 416/11/194. The date and place of capture are obviously identical to that of Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. I have already advised Jim Dorrian, author and St. Nazaire Society Historian, who is making enquiries himself.

Name: David Ashton.
Date of Birth: 2 July 1896.
Place of Birth: Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Service: Australian Imperial Forces.
Rank: Private.
Regiment/Unit/Squadron: Royal Australian Engineers.
Service Number: PX 2279.
Date of Capture: 28 March 1942.
Theatre of Capture: St Nazaire, France.
Camp Name/Number: Stalag VII A Moosburg.
PoW number: 92659.

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Pete,
Two references for documents in the National Archives of Australia

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=3126203&isAv=N

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=4251910&isAv=N

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Thanks Guy...

I also found this entry in the POW records WO392/2.
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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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