Michael Anthony Biddulph

Michael Anthony Biddulph

Regiment:8th Punjab Regiment
Country:United Kingdom
Service Number:unknown
Cemetary/Memorial: Yorkshire

Born 5th April 1913 in Medway, Kent, Captain Biddulph died on 22nd April 1943 in Stalag VII.A, aged 30. He was the third son of Brigadier-General Henry Biddulph, CB,CMG, DSCO (1872-1952) and of Constance Emily Biddulph (d.1958) of Petersfinger, Wiltshire. He was the brother of Robert Granville Biddulph (1905-1957), Lt.-Col. Rowland Biddulph (1906-1993) and Constance Sophia Biddulph (1917-2005). Michael attended Saint Ronan’s from 1920 to 1926 where he won prizes in Latin. He gained a Bachelor of Arts. In 1939, Michael was posted as a Lieutenant to India. Captain Biddulph was taken prisoner in Crete in June, 1941 and taken to Stalag VII.A. He died in 1943, when he was subsequently buried in the camp cemetary, but he was reinterred after the war in Durnbach. Kriegsgefangenen-Mannschafts-Stammlager (Stalag) VII.A was established north of Moosburg, Germany. Originally it was planned for 10,000 prisoners, but at the end of the war some 80,000 Allied soldiers were detained in the main camp and its labour commandos.

British, New Zealand and Australian Prisoners of War from Crete and Salonica, July 1941

Stalag VII.A Moosburg, Rugby Team

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