Where captured: Not known. Held at Stalag 11B, Fallingbostel in early 1945. German POW number 117583. Originally enlisted Durham Light Infantry.

Pte John Halliday
16th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
South Street, Thornley
Captured: September 1943, Salerno, Italy.

Captain the Reverend W A Lathaen 76004
Royal Army Chaplain's Department
The Vicar of Thornley from 1938
Captured at Dunkirk. Held at Stalag until repatriated in early 1945. Awarded the MBE for his wartime service as a POW. Held at six German POW camps, finally at Stalag XXA, Thorn Podgorz, from November 1942. Sunderland Echo, 9/6/40: 'Mr and Mrs Lathaen of Kelvin Grove Newcastle have received a telegram from the War Office stating that their son, the Reverend W Allan Lathaen, is reported missing. Shortly after being inducted as Vicar of Thornley, in January 1938 he offered his services as a chaplain and was called up a few weeks after the outbreak of war. He was married in January last, just before proceeding to France. About 30 years of age, he held curacies at South Shields, West Hartlepool and Haughton-le-Skerne before
being appointed vicar of Thornley.'

John Halliday, Thornley POW
Rev W A Lathaen, Thornley POW
W Blakemore, Thornley POW