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Meg Stenhouse

I have been allowed so see and copy a great many photographs of this camp, the photograph is of a memorial erected by the British, Belgium, French and Russian troop who were imprisoned here, however I've been unable to find where the memorial is now.   Looking at modern photographs of the POW camp and burial grounds it doesn't appear.  In the collection are photographs of many of the men imprisoned her, many with the names of the back, and many group photos  and 3 which show funerals of a Russian Officer and a French Officer. They were sent home by a POW who was interned here between 1915 until 1918.  He was in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.  We'd like if possible to see if the memorial survived??

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charlie2

It is no longer there, a part of it was found in Kassel after WW2 and brought back to the Cemetery.

Charlie

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GreyC

Hi,

there is a 25 pages booklet, published recently (2018) by the Kassel stamp-collector´s club that deals mostly - but not only - with the postal history of this camp and has lots of postcards and a map of the camp in it. There are a few postcards of the memorial´s inauguration. The booklet costs 5€. I bought it at the Kassel city museum.464622339_Fotoam10-02-2019um19_13.jpg.deae86fd8de0d1297d7d53beca39593e.jpg

GreyC

 

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MAW

The British sergeant on the extreme left of the first photograph appears to be 8276 Sergeant Arthur Henry BOYCE, 2nd King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry - see unpublished postcard photograph attached (Sgt. Boyce top, middle).

 

Born Soham, Cambridgeshire 1886.

Died Doncaster, Yorkshire, 1961.

Served with the KOYLI c.1904 - c.1925 and again in WW2 with the Royal Artillery.

Captured at the Battle of Le Cateau, 26Aug 1914 and held at Niederzwehren POW Camp near Kassel (Cassel), Germany.

 

Mark

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