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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,




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