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German No. 3 War Hospital at Chapelle

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Mangoman

One of the men on out local war memorial received a mortal  'ham shot' to the upper left leg during the fighting around the Ham area of Belgium in March 1918. He was first taken to the German No. 3 War Hospital at Chapelle and then to Limburg P.O.W. Camp, north west of Frankfurt where he eventually died on 16th June 1918.

 

I have done a Google search for more info on both the P.O.W camp and the hospital but with no luck. Can anyone supply me with information on the Camp and Hospital please? 

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AOK4

Can you give the name please?

 

Ham is in France, not in Belgium...

 

I would presume he was taken to the Kriegslazarett in La Capelle (Aisne).

 

Jan

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Mangoman

This is what Wikipedia says "Ham is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg". The man's name is Frederick William Preddy.

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AOK4
25 minutes ago, Mangoman said:

This is what Wikipedia says "Ham is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg". The man's name is Frederick William Preddy.

 

I'm sorry, but blindly following google, wikipedia (or a GPS) will often take you to the totally wrong place... It will definitely be Ham in the Département Somme.

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Mangoman

So I have just established.

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AOK4

Since he is buried in La Capelle en Thiérache in France, he will have died in the Kriegslazarett there undoubtedly. The reference to Limburg is just administrative (all information about POWs went via a "parent camp" in Germany).

 

Jan

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Mangoman

Many thanks for your help AOK4. Much appreciated

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Mangoman

After extensive treatment he died on 16th. June 1918 in the Limburg P.O.W. Camp, north west of Frankfurt. His body was brought in from the German extension of the Communal Cemetery (Soldatenfriedhof No.2) and re-interred in La Capelle–En-Theirache-Communal Cemetery

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AOK4
10 minutes ago, Mangoman said:

After extensive treatment he died on 16th. June 1918 in the Limburg P.O.W. Camp, north west of Frankfurt. His body was brought in from the German extension of the Communal Cemetery (Soldatenfriedhof No.2) and re-interred in La Capelle–En-Theirache-Communal Cemetery

 

That is not true! See: https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2907500/preddy,-/

 

He died and was always buried in La Capelle...

Edited by AOK4

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Mangoman

I have been following the information passed on to me some time ago by a relative so I will have to correct her also.

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AOK4
1 hour ago, Mangoman said:

I have been following the information passed on to me some time ago by a relative so I will have to correct her also.

 

As I have told, the information about POWs always passed through "parent camps" in Germany, hence the reference to Limburg. It didn't necessarily mean the POW in question was ever there.

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