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Please can anyone tell help P.O.W
« on: Wednesday 04 November 20 21:35 GMT (UK) »
Please can anyone help with what army he was in, I vaguely remember him telling me he was an interpreter and could speak 5 languages. We couldn't decide which side he fought on I also think he won a medal?


Edmond Dingley or Dingly was born on 11 March 1913 in Ash Shatibi, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt, his father, Mr. Dingley, was 23. He married Evelina Paulina Lioto and they had two children together. He then married Lily Bainbridge on 31 December 1976 in Manchester. He died on 26 June 1984 at the age of 71.


Name:           Edmund Dingly
Rank:           Pte
Army Number:   E313
Regiment:           E.F.I.
Camp Type:   Stalag
Camp Number:   4C
Camp Location:   Wistritz bei Teplitz, Czech Republic
Record Office:   Cairo, Egypt
Section:   Locally Enlisted Personnel : Colonies and Dependencies
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Re: Please can anyone tell help P.O.W
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 04 November 20 21:42 GMT (UK) »
According to this website, his regiment was:-

EFI, Expeditionary Forces Institutes

and according to his regimental number E313, he was the 313th to be enrolled in that regiment.

http://www.researchingww2.co.uk/ww2-abbreviations-acronyms/

I'm afraid you'll have to wait for a military specialist to give you more informatin.
Aberdeen: Findlay-Shirras,McCarthy<br />MidLothian: Mason,Telford,Darling,Cruikshanks,Bennett,Sime, Bell<br />Lanarks:Crum, Brown, MacKenzie,Cameron, Glen, Millar
Ross, Urray:Mackenzie<br />Moray: Findlay; Marshall/Marischell<br />Perthshire: Brown Ferguson<br />Wales: McCarthy, Thomas<br />England: Almond, Askin, Dodson, Harrison, Maw, McCarthy, Munford, Pye, Shearing, Smith, Smythe, Speight, Strike, Wallis/Wallace, Ward, Wells<br />Germany: Flamme,Ehlers, Bielstein, Germer, Mohlm, Reupke

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Re: Please can anyone tell help P.O.W
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 04 November 20 21:43 GMT (UK) »
From https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/units/1792/naafi

"Male EFI personnel were members of the Royal Army Service Corps until 1965, then the Royal Army Ordnance Corps"

EFI = Expeditionary Force Institutes
Looks like they were part of NAFFI.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs


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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 04 November 20 21:45 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all so far, so what are the NAAFI exactly
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Re: Please can anyone tell help P.O.W
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 04 November 20 21:58 GMT (UK) »
Story goes...one they all the POW were released and made to run for the hills while being shot at, Edmond survived and should have got some sort of medal but he never claimed it.
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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 04 November 20 22:35 GMT (UK) »
Did you look at the link I posted? It tells you all about them.

You can claim medals from WWII. I have just sent for some. You need to be next of kin, or have permission from the next of kin. There is no cost, but you will need his death certificate. If you don't have it, you'll have to buy a copy.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/applying-for-medals
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Please can anyone tell help P.O.W
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 04 November 20 22:43 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, Im not very good with military so I needed a dummies guide lol. I need to research him more just to check the story about him escaping.

Im not sure if this is also him?

Name E Dingley
Service Date1936-1939
Service Place Palestine Campaign or Service Palestine Regiment or Unit
Name Royal Army Medical Corps Regimental
Number7260794 Household Members
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 05 November 20 11:09 GMT (UK) »
The RAMC man is almost certainly a coincidence of a (nearly the same) name.  Regiment and service number entirely different.

What is the source for the escaping story and when it is supposed to have happened?

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 05 November 20 12:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi Max, Edmond was my step-grandfather. It was at the end of the war they let them run out over some well known mountains and they started shooting at them. He said he was an Interrupter but he read a message out incorrectly and that's why he was put in prison. He wasn't with the Germans? Maybe he was made to interpret  for the Germans. Its always been a mystery?

Everyone thought he'd been killed when he was prisioner and it was on his return to Egypt he found his wife had remarried. I think at that point he came to the UK?
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