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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 05 August 14 23:18 BST (UK) »
Just seen on Great War Forum that at present there are still 20% of records still to be uploaded...with the anniversary ICRC decided to go with putting the 80% online so your man must be in the 20 to be uploaded.

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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 05 August 14 23:21 BST (UK) »
Oh that is good news, thank you. It was really bugging me.
Fingers crossed he'll be in that group.

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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 05 August 14 23:38 BST (UK) »
It is always the same, a database went online,
but nobody says on the site, if 20, 80 or 100% of the data are entered ...

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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #21 on: Monday 11 August 14 22:13 BST (UK) »
Hi, have found my grandfather and deciphered that PA means a member of the British Army but can't find the further info.

Can anybody help please.  The number is P.A. 12/2/88

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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #22 on: Monday 11 August 14 22:41 BST (UK) »
Try 14488 and look at entry 176 :)

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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 12 August 14 17:14 BST (UK) »
Brilliant thanks Ady for this post and your similar response on the other thread.

As soon as I looked at it again I could see what I had thought of as 12/2/ was actually 144.

I guess you are familiar with that numerical style.

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Re: Link: 1914-1918 Prisonsers of the First World War ICRC Historical Records
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 05 October 16 09:50 BST (UK) »
It is clear to me that, although it is very useful, this listing is not complete as a number of known POWs are not on it.

Note that only internees in Switzerland are listed, so it may be that the cards of internees in the Netherlands were moved to a different file ?

That would explain why my Great Grandfather 6812 Lance Corporal Charles Dennis Tyrrell, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, captured 24.8.1914, imprisoned Soltau, interned The Hague (1917), repatriated January 1919, isn't listed.

However, it doesn't explain why Arthur Whitten Brown (of Alcock & Brown fame, shot down and captured 1915) isn't on the list of British POWs or Swiss internees under either Whitten (his mother's name) or Brown. Indeed there is no one listed with the surname Brown...