A fine Palestine Arab Rebellion and Second World War 8th Army North Africa Libya Battle of Alemhamza Prisoner of War group awarded to Private J.R. Logan, 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs, who was taken prisoner of war on 15th December 1941 when his battalion, which was occupying Point 204, was attacked and overrun by 40 German tanks and a brigade of infantry in what became known as the Battle of Alemhamza. Held in Germany at Stalag 44 at Lamsdorf from 28th March 1942 till 3rd May 1945, during this period he worked as forced labour

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A fine Palestine Arab Rebellion and Second World War 8th Army North Africa Libya Battle of Alemhamza Prisoner of War group awarded to Private J.R. Logan, 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs, who was taken prisoner of war on 15th December 1941 when his battalion, which was occupying Point 204, was attacked and overrun by 40 German tanks and a brigade of infantry in what became known as the Battle of Alemhamza. Held in Germany at Stalag 44 at Lamsdorf from 28th March 1942 till 3rd May 1945, during this period he worked as forced labour in a stone works from 1st May 1942 to 8th December 1944.

Group of 4: General Service Medal 1918-1962, GVI 1st type bust, 1 Clasp: Palestine; (837899. PTE. J. LOGAN. THE BUFFS.); 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star with 8th Army Clasp; War Medal.

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John Richard Logan was born on 13th November 1916, and came from Crayford, Kent. Enlisting into the British Army on 28th February 1935, he then saw service as a Private (No.837899) with the 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs out in Palestine during the Arab Revolt.

With the outbreak of the Second World War, Logan’s battalion formed par of the 14th Indian Division on operations in North Africa in Libya as part of the 8th Army. On 15th December 1941 his battalion was attacked by 40 German tanks and a brigade of infantry in what became known as the Battle of Alemhamza. The Buffs had seized Point 204, a key position. and by holding on to it disrupted Rommel's plans and subsequently caused him to fall back beyond Benghazi. Although lacking air and tank support, the Buffs did not yield an inch of ground until they and the supporting 31st Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, were overrun.

Logan was himself taken prisoner of war, and was then transported to Germany where he was imprisoned in Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf from 28th March 1942 till 3rd May 1945. During this period he worked as forced labour in a stone works from 1st May 1942 to 8th December 1944.