The 30 men listed below were at one time interned in Camp 59. All were transferred to other camps before the September 1943 breakout. Dates of the men’s P.G. 59 internment are listed with their names.

Twenty-nine of the 30 soldiers are new to this site—Patrick Cahill is the one exception.

British researcher Brian Sims gleaned this information from his British National Archives data. I am most grateful to him for this generous contribution.

Unlike the 24 British soldiers listed in “British Escapees from Camp 59—New Names, who escaped to the Allied lines in the south, these 30 men found freedom via other routes. All returned home safely.

James Bough
Service Number—1086472
Gunner
102nd Regiment, Royal Artillery
Captured January 21, 1941—Sidi Rezegh, Libya
Camp 59 internment—January 23, 1942–January 24, 1943

Victor Boulter
Service Number—T/164744
Driver
Royal Army Service Corps
Captured April 8,1941—Fort Michelli
Camp 59 internment—March 1942–May 1943

R. C. R. Boulton
Service Number—5732581
Corporal
2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment
Captured December 4, 1942—Tunis, Tunesia
Camp 59 internment—March 5, 1942–June 3, 1943

C. A. Bourne
Service Number—6285660
Lance Corporal
1st Battalion, The Buffs
Captured December 15, 1941—Gazala Line, Libya
Camp 59 internment—March 5, 1942–March 3, 1943

Alfred Bowen
Service Number—1137397
Gunner
72nd Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
Captured December 4, 1942—Tebourba, Tunisia
Camp 59 internment—February 28–June 2, 1943

Timothy Boyde
Service Number—3189899
Private
2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment
Captured December 4, 1942—Tunisia
Camp 59 internment—February 15–June 1943

A. J. L. Bozzone
Service Number—7887518
Trooper
6th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
Captured April 8, 1941—Fort Michelli
Camp 59 internment—February 1, 1942–June 5, 1943

Lionel Bracken
Service Number—1800682
Gunner
49th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
Captured December 4, 1942—Tebourba, Tunisia
Camp 59 internment—February 28–May 1943

D. G. Bradbrook
Service Number—958853
Signalman
132 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Captured December 4, 1942—Tebourba, Tunisia
Camp 59 internment—March 3–July 4, 1943

F. C. Brain
Service Number—6149568
Private
East Surrey Regiment, British Army
Captured December 4, 1942—Tunisia
Camp 59 internment—March 3–May 29, 1943

H. J. A. Brand
Service Number—6290483
Private
1st Battalion, The Buffs
Captured December 15, 1941—Gazala Line, Libya
Camp 59 internment—January 29, 1942–February 27, 1943

Jack Brann
Service Number—1707955
Gunner
84th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
Captured December 4, 1942—Tebourba, Tunisia
Camp 59 internment—February 29–May 30, 1943

Robert Brawn
Service Number—1433896
Bombardier
13th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
Captured April 8, 1941—Fort Michelli
Camp 59 internment—February 1, 1942–June 3, 1943

Samuel Bridge
Service Number—967031
Gunner
132 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Captured December 4, 1942—Tebourba, Tunisia
Camp 59 internment—March 1–June 3, 1943

A. J. Briggs
Service Number—T/164275
Driver
Royal Army Service Corps
Captured April 8, 1941—Fort Michelli
Camp 59 internment—January 2–June 1, 1942

Frederick Brooks
Service Number—6146826
Private
1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
Captured December 5, 1942—El Bathan, Tunisia
Camp 59 internment—March 2–June 1, 1943

Morris Brunt
Service Number—1424178
Private
No. 1 Commando, British Army
Captured December 3, 1942—Bizerta, Tunisia
Camp 59 internment—April 22–June 22, 1943

R. W. Buchanan
Service Number—T/220738
Driver
309 Company, Royal Army Service Corps
Captured November 27, 1941—13 miles west of Bardia
Camp 59 internment—January 9–April 22, 1942

A. J. Budd
Service Number—5495606
Private
2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
Captured December 3, 1942—Tebourba, Tunesia
Camp 59 internment—February 28–June 2, 1943

Harold Burgess
Service Number—1559674
Gunner
13 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
Captured April 8, 1941—Fort Michelli
Camp 59 internment—January 30, 1942–June 4, 1943

P. G. J. Burke
Service Number—884337
Driver
31st Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Captured December 15, 1941—Gazala Line, Libya
Camp 59 internment—January 22, 1942–April 7, 1943

V. J. Button
Service Number—6923234
Rifleman
10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade
Captured December 1, 1942—Tunis, Tunesia
Camp 59 internment—March 1–June 2, 1943

F. H. Bush
Service Number—6025246
Private
The Essex Regiment, British Army
Captured November 21, 1941—Tobruk, Libya
Camp 59 internment—March 19, 1942–May 25, 1943

R. E. Byne
Service Number—1529644
Gunner
13th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
Captured December 28, 1941—Agedabia, Libya
Camp 59 internment—March 10, 1942–April 1, 1943

J. W. Cade
Service Number—1433324
Gunner
13th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
Captured April 8, 1941—Fort Michelli
Camp 59 internment—December 22, 1941–May 15, 1943

Patrick Cahill
Service Number—3958294
Trooper
12th Royal Lancers
Captured December 28, 1941—Agedabia, Libya
Camp 59 internment—March 13, 1942–May 24, 1943

W. E. Cannon
Lance Corporal
Service Number—310798
12th Royal Lancers, British Army
Captured December 28, 1941—Agedabia, Libya
Camp 59 internment—March 12, 1942–June 8, 1943

H. J. Carey
Corporal
Service Number— T/5569678
Attached, 3rd Light Field Ambulance
Captured December 28, 1941—Agedabia, Libya
Camp 59 internment—January–May 1942

Leslie Cavanagh
Service Number—964741
Gunner
49 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
Captured December 4, 1942—Tebourba, Tunesia
Camp 59 internment—March 4–July 10, 1943

E. A. Caselton
Service Number—7916190
Trooper
6th Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment
Captured June 15, 1941—Fort Capuzzo, Libya
Camp 59 internment—January 31, 1942–June 6, 1943