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Re: Grandfather was a Prisoner in Germany in World War1
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 13 November 16 20:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ridgeback,


Regards to researching my Grandfathers POW record card how do I go about that?

Kindest regards

David

The international Red Cross POW Archives website is the place to look, link here: http://grandeguerre.icrc.org/

You could also post your grandfathers name, regiment & number here on this thread & one of us may be able to help you locate his pow record.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Grandfather was a Prisoner in Germany in World War1
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 13 November 16 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that, will have a look tomorrow eve after I've  finished work

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Re: Grandfather was a Prisoner in Germany in World War1
« Reply #11 on: Monday 14 November 16 00:05 GMT (UK) »
Munsterlager
- training area (since 1892, Friedenslager)
-- (since 1897, Offizierslager am Hanloh)
- POW Camp (1914 in tents, 1915-1920 Risloh-Lager with 94 barracks)
- production of gas weapons (since 1917, Breloh-Lager
...

The railway connection to Munsterlager was built with the help of POW in 1918. So the postcard might be a souvenir.

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Re: Grandfather was a Prisoner in Germany in World War1
« Reply #12 on: Monday 14 November 16 09:15 GMT (UK) »
Splendid old photos on this site:

http://www.munsterlager.com/index2.html

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Re: Grandfather was a Prisoner in Germany in World War1
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 23 December 21 14:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ridgeback,


Regards to researching my Grandfathers POW record card how do I go about that?

Kindest regards

David

The international Red Cross POW Archives website is the place to look, link here: http://grandeguerre.icrc.org/

You could also post your grandfathers name, regiment & number here on this thread & one of us may be able to help you locate his pow record.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards

David

Hello

Finally got around researching the RC POW Archives web site and did find my Grandfather's POW card (see attachments) I note that he was wounded (I assume gunshot) and then transported to Soltace??..

Anymore info you can glean from these records I would love to hear

Thanks

 :) :)

 
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Re: Grandfather was a Prisoner in Germany in World War1
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 23 December 21 15:00 GMT (UK) »
That would  be Soltau, in Germany..one my rellies was there too:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205124127

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Re: Grandfather was a Prisoner in Germany in World War1
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 23 December 21 20:09 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for reply

It's strange to think that my Grandfather and one of your rellies  could possibly sat together and had breakfast!!!! :)

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