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What disease did he die from as a POW?


Dazscuba

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Hi. Have a medal for a 

Private 29229 Christopher George Wilson

6th Batt, Somerset Light Infantry

died 18th Sept 1918 in a POW camp in Germany and buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

 

he was captured in the German Spring Offensive at Benay, France 21st March 1918

i have his 

- POW records

- Regimental War Diary

- effects

- CWGC records

- trench map for this time 

- MIC 

 

his service Record is not on Ancestry nor pension for his family that I can find so assume they were destroyed. 

 

it mentions that that he died of disease on one of these records but can’t find what or if he was wounded in the battle and captured due to this he became susceptible to disease and died. Any help n this area would be grateful. 

 

Daz

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Daz

 

According to the POW record on FMP he was "unverwundet" which Google translates to "unwounded"?

 

Can't help with anything else though, sorry.

 

David

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That was my next question David but thank you, so at least I know he was not wounded

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Do you have any details of Next of Kin off his Effects record?

 

Asking because a Christopher George Wilson living in Bristol but parents in Birmingham enlisted in August 1914 (Hussars) but was discharged November 1914 as not being likely to be an efficient soldier - his record exists. Wondering if he could have joined up again later? FMP link

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Hi he was born in Durham 1899, 

father Harry and mother Alice

moved to Portsmouth and that’s where he enlisted in the Hampshire Reg service No 242315

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