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Col G Mitchell


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I have a silver cigarette case with the following on the front.

Colonel G .Mitchell

winner club prize with a break of 25

schloss Celle

21.2.17

Now i know the castle at celle was used as a officer camp,but several years ago when i was there i did'nt get any infomation about this chap,or why he won this very nice silver hall -marked case.

A break of 25 is not very high in either billards,or snooker,which raises the question was there ever a "Break" of prisoner's..around this date.

Have quickly looked up any col mitchell on some internet site,but no luck so far..

Any one able to help..

Cheers Andy

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Andy,

Strange one. There is no Col G Mitchell/Mitchel/Michelson listed in Cox & Co's list, no Colonel Mitchell by any name.

Doug

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Andy,

There is a Colonel Mitchell listed in the index to WO161. You can download the report from the NA for £3.50. The report is by someone else but it looks as though he was repatriated/escaped through Switzerland. It is not a page that I have downloaded so I do not have the info myself. If you download the report can you let us know if there is any more info on him?

Doug

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Doug.

Hi thanks for the in put..

This referance might lead somewhere.

The Case is silver hallmarked,and is in very nice condition.It seems to be well made to be a fake of some sort,and seems to to be a genuine piece.

thanks and will let you know when i find out more.

Andy

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Andy,

The mystery may be partially resolved. According to Mrs Pope-Hennessy, Celle Schloss was not a PoW camp but an internment camp for civilians and former officers. Col Mitchell would then not be listed as a PoW in Coxs' if he was not a serving officer.

Doug

PS 25 would be a good break by my standards!

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Doug.

So if i went back say to the 1900 list,or even 1890's period he might turn up on a list..

Wonderfull..

Now the people at celle did'nt mention this..

the building now contains the Kings German Legion Museum..And the great war period was'nt really in there remit...

Cheers Andy

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