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Cpl. George Christopher Huison 2nd Btn. West Yorkshire Regiment

George Huison was captured on 27th march 1918 near Rosieres (Rosieres-en-Santerre) east of Amiens and south of the Amiens-St Quentin road. He was captured during the German spring offensive (Kaiserschlacht) and was sent to Gustrow. George was released in November 1918.

Lee Huison


Sgt. Maurice Fleetwood Williams 104th Field Coy. Royal Engineers

Sgt. Maurice Williams served with the Royal Engineers, 104th Field Company. He was taken prisoner on 22nd March 1918 and was imprisoned in Gustrow, Mecklenberg, Western Pomerania, Germany. Maurice left the camp on 11th January 1919.

Mark Richardson


Pte. Worsfold Queen's Royal West Surrey Rgt.

Private Worsfold was a prisoner at Gustrow POW Camp, where he died, reportedly from eating bad food.


Pte. Wilson Royal Scots Fusiliers

Private Wilson was a prisoner in Gustrow POW Camp, where he is reported dying as a consequence of eating bad food.


Cpl. Walker 1st Btn. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

Cpl. Walker was a prisoner in Gustrow POW Camp.


Pte. R. Robinson 1st Btn. Lincolnshire Rgt (d.28th April 1915)

Private Robinson was a prisoner at Gustrow POW Camp. He died when, because he was starving, he ate bad food. He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery, grave I.F.14.


Pte. William McGraa 1st Btn. Coldstream Guards (d.8th December 1914)

Private McGraa was a prisoner in Gustrow POW Camp. He died on 8th December 1914 as a result of punishment he received. He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery, grave III.B.10.


Able Sea. James Farrant Division (Infantry)

Able Seaman James Farrant was a POW in several prisons during WW1: Reiskatte, Gustrow and Doberitz, during which time he attempted to escape. He had been captured at the Battle of Antwerp in October 1914.


Pte. W. Elvin 4th Btn. Royal Fusiliers

Private Elvin was a prisoner at Gustrow POW Camp.


Drmr. Eaglefield Grenadier Guards

Drummer Eaglefield was a prisoner at Gustrow POW camp. He lost both feet through frostbite, caused by outside Appells held in all weather.


Pte. E. Caine 1st Btn. Dorset Regiment

Pte Caine was a prisoner in Gustrow POW Camp.


Pte. W. Butcher 1st Btn. Royal West Surrey (Queen's) Rgt.

Private Burrows was a POW at Gustrow POW camp in Mecklenburg. He was punished by the guards for stealing a loaf of bread. The punishment consisted of tying him to a post for three hours in the snow. This led to frostbite and amputations.


Cpl. R. Burrows Royal Scots Fusiliers

Corporal Burrows was a POW at Gustrow in Mecklenburg and also at Suder Zoll Haus Camp. He recorded that at Gustrow men died from eating bad food because the Germans refused to give them adequate rations. Out of desperate hunger, soldiers ate food that had `gone-off'. Burrows mentioned that Privates Worsfold (Queens Rgt), Robinson (Lincolns), Poulton and Wilson (both Royal Scots Fusiliers) all died.

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