EOD Platel, Francis Vittery

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Platel
  • FORENAME
Francis Vittery
  • UNIT
Royal Army Ordnance Corps (4 Advanced Ammunition Depot)
  • RANK
Major
  • NUMBER
103615
  • DATE OF DEATH
23rd November 1944
  • AGE
35
  • GRAVESITE
Hanover War Cemetery,Germany 7.F.18
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
8 Base Ammunition Depot (Middle East) 1941 (T/Captain)
award George Medal
4 Advanced Ammunition Depot (Greece)
POW March 1941 Greece
Oflag VIB,Germany
died as POW in Germany
 
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senior8oh

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GM awarded for action at Masara Egypt whilst serving with 8 BAD at Tura Caves. Recommended for action following ammunition explosion within cave gallery. Shortly after this incident, Platel transferred to No 4 Advanced Ammunition Depot in Greece and was captured there on or about the
1st March 1941. After being held in various camps he was finally interned in Oflag VIB in Germany.

Regards, JB
 

senior8oh

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Date of capture confirmed by ICRC as 29 Apr 1941 at Kalamai, Greece. Arrived at Oflag VB as POW on 16 Jun 1941, transferred to Oflag VII D on 28 Jun 1941. Transferred to Oflag VI B on 11 Oct 1941. Finally transferred to Oflag IX A/Z on 30 Aug 1942 and remained in that camp until his death in the camp hospital on 23 Nov 1944.
 
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