TAMOWEN53 Posted 13 November , 2013 Share Posted 13 November , 2013 I did some research a couple of years ago on my grandfather Samuel Owen. I found he was a regular soldier in the 2nd Battalion RSF. Number 9666. Samuel was born 1885 in Renton Dunbartonshire, the youngest of 8 children. He had moved to Greenock Renfrewshire as a young lad, with his parents. In 1907, he married my grand mother, on his marriage certificate his occupation was an apprentice baker? He must have joined the Army sometime between 1907 and 1914. I had heard my late father mention that his father had been a POW in Germany during the war. Samuel died in the Red Cross Hospital, Paisley in 1935 of Heart Failure, on his death certificate he is noted as a Baker (Journeyman) and Army pensioner. Last Friday I was contacted by the Curator of a local museum. Unbeknown to me, they have in their possession a 16 page pamphlet written by my grandfather, after the war, which talks of his capture at the end of October 1914, his forced march from Ypres to Lille and interment in various camps in Germany. One of the camps he mentions a place called Gustrow ,which appeared to be a fairly horrendous place to be imprisoned. He also talks in one of the paragraphs of a man he met in Africa. Would the RSF have been in Africa and where? I know the RSF were stationed in Gibralter prior ot returning to Hampshire and then onward to Zebrugge. thanks for reading this regards Tommy Owen (Samuels grandson) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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