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Are there any cases on record where a British Soldier was found out to have willingly Defected/Deserted to the enemy,and if so were these Men apprehended after the War and prosecuted ?,as a few German Soldier/Authors and War Diaries mention British Soldiers,actually deserting to them,and then giving their interrogaters quite a bit of Information..plans for dates and times of Attacks,Troop strength etc.

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I remember reading that there was an internal army inquiry into rumours that deserters gave information to the germans about the the attack on boom ravine on the 17/2/1917.Some names were mentioned but I dont think any charges were brought against anyone.Maybe other members have more details.

Regards,

Murrough.

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I believe the Germans did try to form a volunteer unit from POW's of Irish extraction, who were offered a green uniform. Sir Roger Casement, who was later executed for his involvement in the Easter Rebellion, toured the POW camps to try recruiting for the unit.

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