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Those known to have been held in
Wittenberg POW Camp
during the Great War 1914-1918.
- Davies Robert. Pte.
- Field . Capt. (d.10th April 1915)
- Fry . Mjr. (d.17th March 1915)
- Gormley John. Pte. (d.10th March 1915)
- Jackson W.. Pte. (d.9th March 1915)
- Lauder . Lt.
- Long E.. L/Cpl. (d.31st March 1915)
- McDonald Arthur. L/Cpl.
- Miller Thomas. Sgt.
- Priestley . Mjr.
- Ramsay George. Pte. (d.11th March 1915)
- Rennells W. J. M.. (d.28th March 1915)
- Shipwright P.. L/Cpl. (d.2nd April 1915)
- Sutcliffe A. A.. Capt. (d.12th March 1915)
- Vidal . Capt.
- Ward J.. Pte. (d.18th April 1915)
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Pte. Robert Davies 1st Btn. Loyal North Lancashire RegimentI don't know a lot about my great grandad Robert Davies's experience of war - he never spoke about it. He joined the army originally in 1896 and attested for the militia on 14th April 1896. He enlisted at Warrington Barracks and was assigned Service No. 4662 and posted to the South Lancashire Regiment. Then he signed up for the regular army and was posted to the 2nd Btn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment with Service No. 5643.
He spent the first two years on home duty in England, then in 1899 at the British Garrison in Malta. He attended an instruction course and was assigned to the 17th mounted infantry section. He was stationed around Malta, Gibraltar and Crete. In 1904 he went to South Africa. He was now married with children and living at 19 Hughes Street, Liverpool and working as a dock labourer.
He re-enlisted in 1914 at Seaforth Barracks and was given Service No. 3689 and posted to the 3rd Btn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (his old regiment). He was reposted to the 1st Btn. and embarked for Le Havre and went to Flanders. He then went to Ypres and Givenchy. He was reported missing in December 1914. But it was not until 1915 that his family learned that he was a prisoner of war at Wittenberg. He was transferred to Zerbst in July 1917, but I don't think it was much before 1920 that he saw home again.
He suffered from very bad shell shock and had really bad shakes. He came back very thin and the family said he wasn't the same man. He never spoke about his experiences. He never claimed his medals. I think it must have been very traumatic for him.
Capt. Vidal Royal Army Medical CorpsCaptain Vidal, RAMC, was sent to Wittenberg POW Camp to help during the typhus epidemic in 1915.
L/Cpl. P. Shipwright 1st Btn. Loyal North Lancastershire Regt (d.2nd April 1915)Cpl. Wright volunteered to help during a typhus epidemic at Wittenberg POW camp where he was a prisoner. Sadly, he died on 2nd April 1915, after contracting the disease. He is buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery, grave XIII.D.5.
Pte. J. Ward 1st Btn. Loyal North Lancastershire Regt (d.18th April 1915)Private Ward volunteered to help during the typhus epidemic at Wittenberg POW Camp. Sadly, he contracted the disease and died on 18th April 1915. He is buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery, grave XIII.D.3.
Capt. A. A. Sutcliffe Royal Army Medical Corps (d.12th March 1915)Captain Sutcliffe was sent to Wittenberg POW Camp to give medical help during a typhus epidemic. Sadly, he died on 12th March 1915 at the age of 33 after contracting the disease. He is buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery, grave XIX.C.4.
W. J. M. Rennells 2nd Btn. South Lancashire Rgt. (d.28th March 1915)Private Rennells was a prisoner at Wittenberg POW Camp. He died on 28th March 1915 during the typhus epidemic in the camp. He is buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery, grave XII.C.12
Pte. George Ramsay 1st Btn. Queen's Own Cameron Highlands (d.11th March 1915)Pte George Ramsay, aged 32, died of typhus pn 11th March 1915 during the outbreak at Wittenberg POW Camp. He is buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery, grave XIX.C.12.
Mjr. Priestley RAMCMajor Priestley was one of six doctors who were sent by the Germans to deal with the typhus outbreak at Wittenberg POW Camp between January and late July 1915.
Sgt. Thomas Miller Highland Light InfantrySergeant Miller volunteered to help medical staff at Wittenberg POW Camp, where he was a prisoner, during the typhus epidemic outbreak (from January to late July 1915). Sgt. Miller did not succumb to the disease.
L/Cpl. Arthur McDonald 2nd Btn. Royal Irish RegimentA prisoner in Wittenberg POW Camp, L/Cpl McDonald volunteered to help the medical staff during an outbreak of typhus, which raged in Wittenberg Camp from January 1915 until late July 1915. Sadly, he contracted the disease and died on 1st June 1915. He is buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery, grave XIV.B.10.
L/Cpl. E. Long 1st Btn. Loyal North Lancs Rgt (d.31st March 1915)L/Cpl Long was a prisoner in Wittenberg POW Camp. He volunteered to help the medical staff during a typhus epidemic which ran from January to July 1915. Sadly, L/Cpl Long contracted the disease and died on 31st March 1915. He is buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery, grave XIII.D.1.
Pte. John Gormley 1st Btn. Loyal North Lancs Rgt (d.10th March 1915)Private Gormley was a prisoner in Wittenberg POW Camp. He died on 10th March 1915 during the typhus epidemic which raged in the camp between January and July 1915. He is commemorated on the Wittenberg Memorial and also on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, Panels 27 and 28.
Lt. Lauder Royal Army Medical CorpsLt Lauder was one of six RAMC doctors who were sent by the Germans to help with an outbreak of typhus at Wittenberg POW Camp (January to July 1915).
Pte. W. Jackson 1st Btn. Middlesex Regiment (d.9th March 1915)Private Jackson was a prisoner at Wittenberg POW camp. He volunteered to help those who had contracted typhus during an outbreak of the disease. Sadly, he succumbed to this illness and died on 9th March 1915. He is buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery, grave XIX.D.2.
Mjr. Fry Royal Army Medical Corps (d.17th March 1915)Major Fry was one of six RAMC doctors dispatched by the Germans to deal with the typhus outbreak at Wittenberg POW Camp. Sadly, he became infected with typhus and died. He is buried in Berlin South-Western Cemetery, grave XIX.C.5.
Capt. Field Royal Army Medical Corps (d.10th April 1915)Captain Field was one of six doctors who were sent by the Germans to Wittenberg POW Camp to deal with an outbreak of typhus. Sadly, he caught typhus and died in April 1915. He is buried in Berlin South-Western Cemetery, grave XIX.C.3.
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