MALAYA M.I.D. GROUP OF FOUR TO LT.COL HORROCKS-ROYAL ENGINEERS-TAKEN AS A PRISONER OF WAR AND HELD AT OFLAG 79
1939/45 Star, Africa Star,1939/45 War Medal with M.I.D.emblem, General Service Medal (George VI) clasp MALAYA,
named to: MAJOR J HORROCKS R.E.M.E.
Medals about good very fine, on wearing bar, swing-mounted as worn.
Captain J. Horrocks was mentioned in despatches for distinguished services in the Middle East, London Gazette 8th July, 1941 Horrocks Lt.(temp Captain J.
(101150).whilst serving with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
He was taken Prisoner of War (Reported missing 20/06/1942 Cyrenaica) with the Royal Ordnance Corps and listed as attached L.A.D.) He was transferred to Oflag 79, which is a camp for Officers. Oflag 79 was liberated by the Americans on 23rd April,1945.He is listed as serving with the R.E.M.E. upon his release. His last entry in the London Gazette is on 1st August 1967, where he is listed as ceasing to belong to the reserve of Officers having reached the age limit. His rank is Maj (Hon Lt.-Col.) Sold with a quantity of London Gazettes re his promotions and M.I.D., casualty lists for when he was taken prisoner, and released,
Worthy of further research.