MacLennan, Donald

Service number:
809245
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Donald MacLennan was from Inverness.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gunner
Unit:
104 Royal Horse Artillery, 2 Armoured Division, British Army
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1944
Action:
Citation:
"Captured on 5th April 1941 near Derna. Taken via Benghazi, Sabratha, Capua, Sulmona, Montalbo and Lucca to Campo 70 (Monturano). After the Armistice the Senior British Officer refused to allow Prisoners of War to escape and the camp was taken over by the Germans who took the Prisoners of War to Germany. MacLennan was entrained on 25th September 1943 and put in a truck with 40 others. He prized open a small barred window in the truck, forced the bars out and jumped down on to the line. None of the other Prisoners of War in the truck wished to escape. He made his way South and arrived in British lines on 6th October."
Military Medal (MM)

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