I found a website that has a list of names of prisoners at that camp. https://www.lamsdorf.com/names.html
As you will notice the name of the camp was changed to 344...Stalag VIIIB / 344 at Lamsdorf
You can go to familysearch.org to search. It is a free site but you will need to register.
Ancestry.com is another website you can search, there is a fee to use ancestry.
Would you be willing to share your uncle's name to search?
So Stalag VII-B was changed to Stalag VIII-B? On youtube there is a video that shows the liberation of Stalag VII, so I am a little confused.
My uncles name was James William Forbes and he was with the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.
Thank you so much, I am so grateful for everyone who has helped me in my search. I have been able to find his children, my cousins, in Australia, but they no nothing about his military history.
Look forward to hearing from you.
I am so sorry for my error. I posted to many i's when researching. That is the wrong Stalag. I am trying again and will get back to you. Thanks for giving your Uncle's name, that may help.
Looks like I may have found your uncle: https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/namesearch/?FirstName=james&Surname=forbes&RecordType=Ww2&RecordDateStartYear=1939&…
I did not join the site but it claims to be free. Hope this is him.
I had found the following information before I discovered the above.
I found this list of German Prisoner of War Camps and Stalag VII-B was in Memmingern
Do the documents that you have show he was in that camp and the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers have any other information about him?
To find out more you would need his rank and age of enlistment and duties, date of birth and place, date of death and place. Any information about his military career, no matter had insignificant you might think it is. I guess you didn't see him in the Youtube video??
Don't give up your search?
You could try familysearch.org it is a free site you just need to register.
Ancestry.com...it is a fee based site
Per the UK, Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 database at Ancestry and Fold3, stalags were for non-officers; officers were held in Oflags and the camp # started with an O.
I find a J.W. Forbes in the list;
Regt/Corps: N'd F.
Record Office: 20.
From he list of abbreviations in this volume:
N'd F.: The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Record Office 20: Infantry and Army Educational Corps Record Office, York.
and Camp 344, a stalag in Lamsdorf/Lambinowice, Poland or Lamsdorf (Oberschkesein), Poland
It was not unusual for POWs to be moved between camps and this official accounting makes the disclaimer that a man might show as a POW after he was no longer one if it was in a geographic area that had been liberated by the Allied forces but they weren't able to confirm the soldier's precise whereabouts.
I'm sitting with his son in Australia would love to find out any more information
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Dear Ms. McGraw,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
The United Kingdom’s Army Personnel Centre Historical Disclosures Section has access to British Army records dating back to the 1920s (with the exception of those for the Foot Guards) and can supply information to the next of kin of deceased former soldiers and officers who have served since 1920, and more limited information to other inquiries if fewer than 25 years have passed since the death of the subject.
The National Archives of the United Kingdom has custody of records that may be useful for your research. Please review their guide on researching British and Commonwealth prisoners of the Second World War and the Korean War. See also their guides on Family History, Army regiments, and the Second World War. To contact them, please use their records and research enquiry page.
The International Committee of the Red Cross Archives has some records about World War II prisoners of war and may have information about your uncle.
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