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WW1 Prisoner of War records now online for free. Index includes Military and Civilian personal.

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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 August 14 23:22 BST (UK) »
Thank you Sarah,

just found out that my granduncle has been Prisoner of War in Dartford.

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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 August 14 23:53 BST (UK) »
Hoping to find my rellie John Capes in Soltau Prison Camp in Germany but no joy.....Good site though...thanks for posting.
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CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 August 14 23:57 BST (UK) »
Can't find my cousin either, but will keep looking.  It was a bit late last night when I was looking, but they are telling me no Vincent's were captured.    ??? ??? ???
Papers say different.
James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 August 14 00:27 BST (UK) »
Carol was john capes Hull and East yorkshire regiment?

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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 05 August 14 01:07 BST (UK) »
@ Carol,

"Soltau Camp (Lager Soltau), the largest German prisoner-of-war camp of the First World War was built in 1914."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soltau#Modern_era

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Rudolf

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http://www.geschichtsspuren.de/artikel/lager-zwangsarbeit-/92-lager-soltau.html
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lager_Soltau
Goldschmidt; Gregory, Maude, Nancy Price, Welby (UK),
Goldschmidt > Goldsmith, Benetta, Bloom, Gillis, McDonough, Moses, Wheaton (Australia / NZ),
Spatz & Henderson (Greater London),
Herbert Spatz MC > H. Spence MC (Salisbury),
Spatz > Spence, Nichols. Kidd (Bromley > Manchester South, India),
Spatz > Spaatz (Boyertown, PA - USA),
Engel & Joly (Philadelphia, PA - USA).
Kummerer (London, Chicago & Australia).

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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 05 August 14 08:19 BST (UK) »
Yes Ady he was.

Thanks for that Rudolph.

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CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 05 August 14 08:51 BST (UK) »
Carol
Search is a bit fiddly!
He is on there if he lived at Elgin Terrace,Bean Street Hessle

http://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Search/#/3/2/107/0/British%20and%20Commonwealth/Military/capes%20john


Put in surname,first name and you get given a start place.Validate that then scroll through the list until you find him.
Once you find him click on the further info.
You then get the PA number off the archive put that in box and it brings up further archives.

Hope that helps

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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 05 August 14 09:13 BST (UK) »
Oh Yes....John Christopher Capes...Found him  8)....You are so good at this Ady...Thanks so much  :-*
His three Brothers were in France at the time and one of them was awarded the M.M. I found out about them from the FindMyPast newspapers. You have made my day  ;D
Carol
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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