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Re: Ruhleben camp - British civilian POWS interned in Germany
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 22 March 15 12:54 GMT (UK) »
Have you ruled out the William Neal Jones whose probate shows died 13 2 1921? Address in Middlesborough. The downside on that one is slight variation in middle name and that the probate was granted to Elizabeth, his widow.

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Re: Ruhleben camp - British civilian POWS interned in Germany
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 22 March 15 13:10 GMT (UK) »
Death report of Elizabeth Jones wife of Capt William Neale Jones (currently in captivity) in Middlesborough Daily Gazette 21 1 1915 strengthens the link to the Probate?

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GRO Death Index in 1921 of William N Jones at Middlesborough District puts age at 50. This might be a typo for 60?

edit: probate address = 43 Clifton Street
newspaper article address = 64 Parliament Street

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Re: Ruhleben camp - British civilian POWS interned in Germany
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 22 March 15 23:31 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Gwil. Interestingly the family did live at Clifton St some years earlier. However I have just found a marriage of William N Jones to Elizabeth Petch/Patch in 1919 so that might provide the answer. As always all it needs is another pair of eyes! On the case again....

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Re: Ruhleben camp - British civilian POWS interned in Germany
« Reply #12 on: Friday 23 October 15 21:42 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I'm working on the story and work of Etcher / Painter Bernard Schumacher (1872-1932).
He was growing up in London and he was becoming a Member of the Royal Academy of Art.
At the beginning of the 20th century his Family (from Bremen) returned to Germany.
From his family I learned, that he was detained at the beginning of the WWI "near Berlin".

From the nice http://ruhleben.tripod.com/ site I found out that he was in Ruhleben until his departure. Back in Berlin he found his studio robbed - especially all his copper plates. He had shortly got a German Passport and was short after he was in the German Army and was then again prisoner of war - as a German in Bucharest.

If you are interested, a Picture of Bernard Schumacher can be found at  https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Schumacher ...
(Sorry the wiki entry I made is only available in German - need to be translated).
Some pictures of his work can be found at https://www.pinterest.com/ifxquest/bernard-schumacher-werke/

Let me know if anything else if of interest for you and the Ruhleben Story.

I'd be interested if there is way to get a scan of the original entry - mentioned on the tripod site - from MT 9/1094. List 10 "Camp Changes including removals etc. since 29th November 1916".

Regards
Kai

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Re: Ruhleben camp - British civilian POWS interned in Germany
« Reply #13 on: Monday 05 March 18 17:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kai

Appreciate your message was from some years ago but if you get read could you contact me; i too am researching Bernard Schumacher as I may have an artwork he produced while in Ruhleben.
I am keen to know more and to establish who the subject is.
Thanks.

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Re: Ruhleben camp - British civilian POWS interned in Germany
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 07:52 GMT (UK) »
BernardSch,

You may send an email to info<at>bernard-schumacher.de if this is off topic. I've found in between some documents where in some exhibitions during his stay in Ruhleben some work is listed. if you may send me a picture of your artwork would be great. You may also check out the list under:
http://www.bernard-schumacher.info/werke.html
The #199 - 214 are ones I found listed in these documents ....