Miscellaneous papers relating to Prisoners of War and Prisoner of War Camps in Germany

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Item 1: Note relating to conditions from S. L. Pattison, East Yorkshire Regiment, and a number of other signatories (8 Feb. 1916). Item 2: Portrait photograph of Patrick Hennessey before capture and group photograph as one of POWs (Prisoners of War) at Rastatt (n.d., 28 May 1918). Item 3: Photocopy of monthly journal The British Prisoner of War Vol. 1, No. 7 (July 1918). Item 4: Photocopied booklet and map of the main POW (Prisoner of War) camps in Germany and Austria, with additional map of food packing centres for POWs (Prisoners of War) in Great Britain and Ireland (n.d.). Item 5: 2 letters to Doris and Ronald from Harry G. Bromhead, interned at Groningen (27 Feb. 1915, 20 May 1915). Item 6: Photocopied papers, with additional biographical information, of Frederick Hodges (b. 1891), Private, 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, who was wounded on the Western Front in Nov. 1916 and held POW (Prisoner of War) in Germany (1916-1919, n.d.). Item 7: Soldier's Small Book relating to Thomas Meagher, Irish Guards (1902); Photograph of Thomas Meagher, Irish Guards (n.d.); Miscellaneous postcards, letters and photocopied papers from or relating to POWs (Prisoners of War) at camps including Limburg, Schweningen, Ruhleben, Rennbahn, Merseburg, Sennelager, Giessen, Parchim, Lazarett, Crossen and Dberitz (1914-1919); 3 postcards from R. Hayward, 2nd Lieutenant, held POW (Prisoner of War) at Gtersloh (22 Nov. 1916-21 Jan. 1917); 3 photographs (1915, n.d.). Item 8: Metal identification badge worn by Wilfrid Lord whilst a POW (Prisoner of War) (n.d.); POW (Prisoner of War) camp money, coupons and vouchers (n.d.); Photocopied Langensalza theatre programme (30 Aug. 1917); Certificate relating to Edward Imrie (b. 1897), Private, RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps), held POW (Prisoner of War) at Parchim and Fredericksfeld (n.d.). Item 9: War Office notifications to next of kin relating to Benjamin McRoy, East Yorkshire Regiment, and J. E. Barnes, North Staffordshire Regiment, with additional photocopies (18 Apr. 1918, 29 Aug. 1918). Item 10: Original and photocopied official reports relating to POWs (Prisoners of War), including those of Lady Henderson, Dr Scarlet-Synge, the Berne Bread Bureau, the Central Prisoners of War Committee and the British Legation at Berne, with additional photocopied extracts relating to POWs (Prisoners of War) including The Horrors of Wittenburg (1915-1919, n.d.). Item 11: Original and photocopied papers relating to relief work regarding POWs (Prisoners of War), including Northumberland POW (Prisoner of War) Parcels leaflet; Ladies Football Match programme for the Durham Light Infantry POW (Prisoner of War) fund; POW (Prisoner of War) parcel labels; Papers, photocopies and photographs relating to Sunderland POWs (Prisoners of War); Photocopies of miscellaneous Imperial War Museum papers (1915-1919). Item 12: Original and photocopied papers relating to released POWs (Prisoners of War), including Royal Messages of welcome and other documents freeing recipients officially from blame for having been captured; Birmingham Prisoners of War Committee invitation to a Reunion of Returned Prisoners; Leave pass; Photocopied recollections, with group photograph, of released British POWs (Prisoners of War) gathering at Danzig before returning to Britain, by W. S. Torrance, Engineer Commander, HMS Centaur (1918-1919).

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers derive from a large number of different sources

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Item 1 was placed in the Collection by G. M. Benson (nephew of R. H. Jeff); see Research Correspondence File. Item 2 was placed in the Collection by Mrs P. V. Haugh; see Research Correspondence File. Item 5 was placed in the Collection by G. C. L. Berthon (son of E. L. Berthon); see Research Correspondence File. Item 6 was placed in the Collection by Mrs Margaret Briggs (daughter). Item 12: W. S. Torrance's account was placed in the Collection by Mrs C. Hirst (daughter); see Research Correspondence File.

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

POW catalogue (hard copy). A handlist is shelved with the material. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed

Related Material

Item 1: see GS 0854: Jeff, RH (brother-in-law), and POW 048: Miscellaneous: Item 1: Pattison, SL. Item 5: see RNMN/BERTHON: Berthon, EL. Item 7: see RNMN/MICHELMORE: Michelmore, TG. Item 8: see GS 0092: Barringer, RE for notebooks containing nominal rolls of German POWs (Prisoners of War) ration issues, haircuts etc, and see Newspaper Section: Todmorden Advertiser for letter home of Wilfred Lord. Item 11: see DF 080 McConnell, A for relief work on Tyneside. See also POW 048: Miscellaneous: Item 1: Pattison, SL.