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Canadian units involved in liberation of Stalag VI-C

December 15 2016 at 10:13 PM
Simon Veness 

I am researching a biography of Deane Yates, who, I believe, fought with the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division in 1944/45. He was a British motor-cycle rider with an artillery brigade seconded to the Canadian division from D-Day. I believe his unit was then part of the Polish 1st Armoured Division that liberated the Stalag VI-C prison camp (full of female Polish prisoners from the Warsaw Uprising) on April 12, 1945.

I am urgently trying to find any records or details of Yates and his unit from that period and would be enormously grateful for any help in pointing me in the right direction. Please feel free to contact me here or email me at

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