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Help translate German / Prisoner of War Record
« on: Saturday 13 February 21 19:31 GMT (UK) »
Hoping someone can translate for me please.

Private 69396 James Frederick William OAKHILL, Northumberland Fusiliers died whilst a Prisoner of War.  His name is on the GrandGeurre website but I can't work out what he died from. There are 3 references and I've attached one of them.  I think the key word is "Darmleidon" but I can't find a translation. 
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, Cripplegate)
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs; Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)
Biggs (Middx)
Collins (Middx and Wiltshire)
Langston (Middx)

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Re: Help translate German / Prisoner of War Record
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 13 February 21 19:48 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Help translate German / Prisoner of War Record
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 14 February 21 10:22 GMT (UK) »
Thank you ShaunJ - that's great
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, Cripplegate)
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs; Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)
Biggs (Middx)
Collins (Middx and Wiltshire)
Langston (Middx)


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Re: Help translate German / Prisoner of War Record
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 19:58 GMT (UK) »
For what it's worth, the rest of it basically tells us his regiment on the top line. "Sold" is short for Soldat, or "soldier".

Second line: "geb" = "geboren", ie born 25.9.1899 in (zu) London. "Arbeiter" literally means "worker", but most likely is "labourer".

"verst" is short for "verstorben" which means deceased. Your relative died on 2/10/18 in a Prisoner Of War Hospital (im Kriegsgefangenenlazarett) in (zu) Darmstadt.

"Infolge Darmleiden" has already been translated correctly for you by ShaunJ.

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Re: Help translate German / Prisoner of War Record
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 21:25 GMT (UK) »
Thank you RRTB - this is really helpful.
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, Cripplegate)
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs; Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)
Biggs (Middx)
Collins (Middx and Wiltshire)
Langston (Middx)