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Help with officer M.I.D please, happy to pay!

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Hi Guys,

I have an officers Pow group to a man who was taken prisoner at El-Alamein in 1942, he was mentioned in despatches on the 15th of December 1942 and I would massively appreciate help finding the recommendation. 

His service record showed entitlement to the Italy star even though he was held at PG 21 chieti so I wonder if he escaped from North Africa and was captured in Italy in 1943?

His name was Lieut John Henry Cornelius Hawkins Royal Artillery.

Find my Past has a file index for the MiD which I will add later when I am at my computer.

if any costs are incurred I will happily reimburse and give a little profit for kindly helping me out!

If he escaped in North Africa then that would explain the Italy star but if not, he must of escaped for a while whilst at chieti to be entitled to it. A very interesting story could come from this!

Many thanks,

 

Rob

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In 1953 he got the MBE 

Major (Quartermaster) John Henry Cornelius HAWKINS (163586),. Royal Artillery

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Hi Dante,

Ive got his medals with the MBE and MSM, Sadly the LSGC is missing but have just got the recommendation for the MBE, when ive finished researching ill add it to my POW thread.

Many thanks,

Rob

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