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Appeal for Next Of Kin of British POW whose grave has been found in Poland

10 October 2012

The CWGC is seeking to contact the next of kin of Henry Alexander Thomson, one of two British POWs who were buried in Popielow Cemetery in Poland.

Lance Corporal John Thomas Saunders of the 1st Bn. The Tyneside Scottish Black Watch and Trooper Thomson of the 1st Lothians and Border Horse were both being held at Lamsdorf POW camp in 1944. On the 21 July they were shot and killed by a guard while they were among a group of prisoners working in the forest near the camp.  

The two men have been commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, but it has now been established that they are buried in the cemetery in Popielow in western Poland, and headstones are to be erected over their graves. 

Relatives can contact the CWGC at:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
2 Marlow Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1628 507200