Artifacts – 1942

Last updated on January 15th, 2023 at 07:43 pm

The chronological list of artifacts for the calendar year 1942 follows, sorted chronologically.

Harry William Manchester on Convoy Duty, England, circa 1942.

September

Historical Note


POW List Climbs Above 230

The Windsor Daily Star news article of Oct 1, 1942, listing additional known POWs captured on the Dieppe Raid. Acting L/Cpl Harry William Manchester, 783 Walker Road [Windsor, Ontario] is listed.

Transcription of News Article:

List Climbs Above 230

Number of Scottish Held Prisoner by Nazis Increases

More than 230 men of the Essex Scottish Regiment previously reported missing in action, following Dieppe are now listed as prisoners of war, according to information being received by relatives here from the International Red Cross.

Telegrams are continuing to arrive at homes in the Windsor district, bringing the glad news that a son or husband is alive—somewhere in Germany.

MANY PRISONERS

Over 500 members of the regiment were reported missing after Dieppe. Reports to date indicate that at least half this number were taken prisoners. In estimating the number of Scottish held as prisoners, allowance must be made for the fact that the families of some Scottish members do not live in this district and The Star as a result, has not yet been advised of word received through the Red Cross.

Relatives of men of the Essex Scottish Regiment who have received official notice of men who are now prisoners of war are asked to communicate by mail with Lieutenant-Colonel J. E McCorkell, commanding officer of the First Reserve Battalion of the Essex Scottish Regiment, at the Windsor Armories.

KEEPING LIST

For the purpose of maintaining a complete list of men of the regiment now prisoners of war, Lieutenant-Colonel McCorkell is anxious to have complete details of name, rank, regimental number, prisoner number and name of the prison camp.

Included in the list to date are 24 officers of the regiment. Major John A. Willis, reported “missing, believed killed,” and Lieutenant Alfred Douglas Green, reported missing, have not been reported prisoners to date. Another Scottish officer, Lieutenant James Palms, of Detroit, was reported killed and reports of the attack contained special mention of his bravery as he led his men up the Dieppe beach.

Other Windsorites who were with the Royal Canadian Engineers in the Dieppe raid were reported as prisoners today.

New additions to the list of prisoners are as follows:

LATEST REPORTED

Sergt. John Worth Henley, 1222 Argyle road
L Sergt. James William Scott, 1097 Moy avenue.
Pte. Clarence Judd, Tilbury.
Pte. Eugene Labonte, Tilbury,
Pte William Schramek, Tilbury.
Sapper Ernest Lafaive, 793 Parent avenue.
Sapper James Patterson Sheppard, 420 Church street
Pate George L. Browning, 1500 Francols road.
Acting L -Cpl. Harry William Manchester, 783 Walker road.
Pte. Alfred Greenwood, 925 Sandwich street east.

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Source: The Windsor Daily Star news article of Oct 1, 1942.
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