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Henry Claxton 2nd Life Guards 2176 Trooper


BarbaraG
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Wonder if anyon could throw some light on the following...

I have recently found these details -

Henry Claxton 2nd Life Guards 2176 Trooper

Prisoner of War 31.10.1914 - 24.12.1918 (4 yrs 55 days)

I would like to know where I might be able to find further information

e.g. where he would have been held prisoner.

Any advice appreciated

Thanks

Knellie

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welcome to the forum

have you check the POW section in the long long trail ?

Also soldiers papers on ancestry

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He has 8 pages (allegedly according to the Index) of Records on Ancestry in the "Pension" section. Enlisted 20-9-1899. It doesn't list his prison camp, though.

Steve.

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Many thanks.

Where do I find POW's on The Long Trail? - OK now have found the list, sadly no Henry Claxton

but the 2nd Life Guards are mentioned.

I've seen some of the info. on Ancestry and was advised to try here for POW details.

Having started with just a photo - the details are coming together gradually.

It's interesting ust to 'find' all the resources available.

Again thank-you for the help & advice

Knellie

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Knellie,

The National Archives web-site has a section on prisoners of war where you can download [for a fee] the transcripts of some reports, that originally i think all prisoners had to provide.

As far as i know all the originals do not exist but there are random sample ones through the war of men from various regiments.

There are three files for the 2nd Life Guards. Two from the same man and one from an Officer.

The Officer was captured on the 30/10/14. This may have been at the same time as Henry Claxton.

Don't know how they would have split the Officers from the men initially so it may say what happened in the first few days.

Some of these reports are short and no detail and others are quite good.

Rob

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  • 11 months later...

Only a year late here :wacko:

However better late etc.

Just to say thank you Rob, hubby's a WW1 enthusiast so even if we don't find Henry still a very interesting link.

Knellie

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