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Lieutenant Albert Michael "The Greatest Escaper" Sinclair
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Birth: 1918
Greater London, England
Death: Sep. 25, 1944
Saxony (Sachsen), Germany

Casualty of WWII, Albert,or Michael as he was generally known,served with the 2nd Bn.The King's Royal Rifle Corps;Service No: 75265. He held the Distinguished Service Order.

Reinhold Eggers,Colditz head of security, deemed him "The Greatest Escaper" as he had made seven previous escape attempts from Colditz[the official German designation was Oflag IV-C]and elsewhere.On a warm Autumn day, without anyone knowing his intentions, he suddenly leapt over the fence whilst on the exercise walk in the grounds. He seems to have thought he could get through the main wall 150 yards downhill, where a stream flowed beneath, but a grid covered the opening.A bullet from a sentry hit him in the elbow but ricocheted into his heart, killing him instantly.He was 26.The Germans buried him in Colditz's cemetery with full military honours,but after the war, his remains were finally laid to rest in the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

His brother,Captain John Henry Lund Sinclair also fell.He was serving with the 1st Bn. The Scots Guards;Service No: 176764.He was 23 when killed on 8th February 1944-interred Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio -Grave Reference: XX. D. 12.

They were sons of Colonel Thomas Charles Sinclair, C.B.E. and of Iris Lucy Sinclair [nee Lund] of Winchester.
Births Mar 1918 Sinclair Albert M Lund Kensington 1a 128
Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Berlin, Germany
Plot: 10. L. 14.
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Record added: Mar 14, 2007
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Coming up on 71 years, Leftenant. Just wanted to take a moment to say you are remembered, your sacrifice and your service honored, and it is hoped you rest in peace in God's arms
- Soljerblue
 Added: Sep. 3, 2015

- Judy Miller
 Added: Jun. 24, 2015
Rest in peace
- Bruce Nuckowski
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014
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