Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

POW CHECK


mick1234
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

Is there any data base available to check on a POW. In my case I am trying to find out if Private Michael McGuirk,8681 Royal Dublin Fusiliers was taken prisoner on the 5-9-16. I got some stuff on him from Ancestry showing that he was discharged on that date but nothing on being a POW. His family is sure that he was and also think that he was in the Royal Iniskilling Fusiliers at a later stage. Any help hughly appreciated and thanks in advance,

Rgds

Mick

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here you go http://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Search/#/3/2/107/0/British%20and%20Commonwealth/Military/mcguirk the online records of the Red Cross. You need to scroll down to the reference card for him, it's notoriously slow BTW, when/if you find his card, note the ref No's, many begin with "PA", then hover over the card with the cursor, a red bar stating "MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PERSON", click on it and it'll take you to a new page, here you can punch in the reference number, you will again need to scroll down to find his entry.

I see John has beat me to the link while I typed but I'll leave this on for the instructions how to use it.

Nothing on his medal card to suggest re-enlistment and if there's nothing on his Service/Pension record on Ancestry then it's unlikely he did. You should check his Medal Roll and SWB entries on Ancestry for more info.

Sam

Link to comment
Share on other sites

John,Sam

I am just after going through this website and I have found my man, Private Michael McGuirk. Thankyou very much for pointing me in the right direction. Wow, I never even knew that this site existed !.

Rgds

Mick

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...