by Roger Eustace Cleverley (Author), Tricia Lewis (Editor), Rosie Smith (Editor)
Publishers: Aspect Design
First published 1st April 2008
Paperback (94 pages)
This fascinating book details the Memoirs of Life as an Officer in the Worcestershire Regiment and Subsequently as a Prisoner of War from 1940 to 1945.
Captain Roger Eustace Cleverley was born in 1916 at Bedworth, Warwickshire, educated at Cathedral King's School, Worcester. He was commissioned into 8th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment in October 1938 and was part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in January 1940.
During the rearguard action covering the retreat to Dunkirk, he was wounded and captured on 28th May 1940 and held as a Prisoner of War for 5 years at a number of German Camps, including a period in Colditz. As a prisoner, he contributed to the production of plays by looking after the wardrobe and making clothes out of blankets. On being released he was attached to the Military Collecting Unit, Talavera Barracks, Northampton from 1945 to 1946.
On returning to civilian life Captain Roger Eustace Cleverley became a Company Secretary until he finally retired in 1981.
He died at Malvern, Worcestershire on 29th October 2002, aged 86.