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Re: WWI and WWII internees
« Reply #9 on: Monday 22 May 17 11:59 BST (UK) »
Hi Alistair. the Knockaloe camp archive also have a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/knockaloeinternmentcampiom/

They are a great help.  What's the names of the individuals you are seeking?

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Maria

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Re: WWI and WWII internees
« Reply #10 on: Monday 22 May 17 14:23 BST (UK) »
Hi 'amberdog', thanks for that. I've had a look at the IoM Museum site that an earlier reply suggested and found one possible name I was looking for - a Johann Kuss.

Several members of the Kuss family were internees during both WWI and WWII. They had been in business in Hull, Newcastle and Tamworth since the 1850s and various members of the family were constantly going back and forward to a town called Furtwangen in the Black Forest.

Some stayed long-term and others eventually returned to Germany, but we don't know for certain which members of the family were on the wrong side of the Channel on each occasion when war broke out.

Alistair
Quinlan - Glasgow & Ireland + married Hogbin, Best & King, Australia
Winton - Angus
Joyce - Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Aitkin/Aitken - Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire, Co. Galway, Australia
Taylor - County Tyrone, Skibereen, Loughrea, Liverpool, Beccles
Higgins, Ryan and Kelly - Athenry
White - Clara, Kings County/County Offally
Law - Ayrshire, Argyllshire
Orr - Ayrshire, County Antrim, Australia
Burnett - Kincardineshire, Angus, Clydebank
Carnegie - Kincardineshire

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Re: WWI and WWII internees
« Reply #11 on: Friday 23 March 18 17:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alistair

We now have around 40,000 Germans and Austrians on the database for WW1, including three Germans and one Austrian by the name of Kuss. There are actually two separate johann's. We are pulling a huge amount of information together over the next year before it all goes "live" in March 2019. We should be delighted to start working with you to get information together about your family and this will then be completed after the database goes live.

If you would like to please contact us on info@knockaloe.im, we should also love to hear more about your family's experiences.

(and many thanks Maria)

Kind regards

Alison
Knockaloe.im Registered Charity in the Isle of Man

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Re: WWI and WWII internees
« Reply #12 on: Friday 23 March 18 18:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alison,

Thanks for the message. I'll put together a few known facts and drop you an email.

Alistair
Quinlan - Glasgow & Ireland + married Hogbin, Best & King, Australia
Winton - Angus
Joyce - Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Aitkin/Aitken - Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire, Co. Galway, Australia
Taylor - County Tyrone, Skibereen, Loughrea, Liverpool, Beccles
Higgins, Ryan and Kelly - Athenry
White - Clara, Kings County/County Offally
Law - Ayrshire, Argyllshire
Orr - Ayrshire, County Antrim, Australia
Burnett - Kincardineshire, Angus, Clydebank
Carnegie - Kincardineshire

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Re: WWI and WWII internees
« Reply #13 on: Friday 23 March 18 18:32 GMT (UK) »
Look forward to hearing from you in due course  :)