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First World War

Prisoners of War


King's Own Prisoners of War from a postcard sent home by Private Nicholas Goulding, number 5906, of the 1st Battalion King's Own who was taken prisoner in August 1914, only a few days after he arrived in France on 23rd August.  The sign reads: "Campaigners, 65 South Africa Medals, Total Service 676 Years, Total Age 1354 Years, Friedrichsfeld, June 1916."  Letter about Private Nicholas Gouding.
Accession Number KO2490/346


King's Own Prisoners of War from a postcard sent home by Private Nicholas Goulding, number 5906, of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Letter about Private Nicholas Gouding.
Accession Number KO2490/347


 
Group of Prisoners of War, including two from the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, in the same location as the previous two photographs, Friedrichsfeld, Germany, circa 1916.
Accession Number: KO3046/39


Unidentified sergeant prisoner of war of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, photographed in a Prisoner of War Camp in Germany, First World War.
Accession Number: KO3074/59



Group of Prisoners of War in Germany, probably at a camp at Sennelager, which includes a soldier of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Photograph by A Munzber, Sennelager.  'Molly' the dog is the only one named.
Accession Number: KO3046/40


King's Own Prisoner of War with left to right, Lance Corporal Joseph Brown, number 6228, Sergeant John Bamford, number 8503, and Lance Corporal William Charles Bloxham, number 10225, and seated Corporal Jabez Pendlebury, number 10815, all of the 1st Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  All arrived in France on 23rd August 1914 and were taken prisoner shortly afterwards.
Accession Number KO2490/345



Group of 2nd Battalion men interned in Switzerland, photographed in 1917.  The officer is Lieutenant F H Ellis who was reported missing in May 1915 with the 2nd Battalion.  He was repatriated on 13th September 1917.  The postcard was sent to Lieutenant Colonel Bois of the 2nd Battalion who was by then serving in Macedonia.
Accession Number KO0481/02


Photographic version of the above postcard, if you note the men are just in slightly different positions.  Prisoners of war of the 2nd Battalion, interned in Switzerland, 1917.
Accession Number: KO3111/44


An unidentified group of prisoners of war in Germany, including a King's Own man who sent the postcard to a relative who lived at Wigan.
Accession Number KO2253/01


Six Prisoners of War including a soldier of the King's Own, no further information.
Accession Number: KO2839/19


Officers at Pforzheim Prisoner of War Camp, 21st August 1918.
Accession Number: KO1356/06


2nd Lieutenant Tom Chaplin Threadgold, on the right, at Pforzheim Prisoner of War Camp, 1918.
Accession Number KO1356/07


King's Own prisoners of war, left to right, 2nd Lieutenant Tom Chaplin Threadgold, Lieutenant A S Latham, MC, and 2nd Lieutenant Gordon Steel.  All three officers went missing on the 9th April, Threadgold and Latham serving with the 1st/4th Battalion and Steel with the 1st/5th Battalion.  They were held at Pforzheim Officer Prisoner of War Camp.  Threadgold was repatriated on 8th December 1918 and Steel and Latham followed two days later on 10th December 1918.
Accession Number KO2556/09


2nd Lieutenant Tom Threadgold at Pforzheim Officer Prisoner of War Camp, 1918.  Tom Threadgold was commissioned into the King's Own on 27th June 1917 and posted to the 7th Battalion on 9th November 1917.  He was posted to the 1st/4th Battalion and was taken prisoner of 9th April 1918.  He died in 1933 as a result of his war time injuries.
Accession Number KO2556/31


2nd Lieutenant Gordon Steel at Pforzheim Officer Prisoner of War Camp, 1918.  Gordon Steel was commissioned into the King's Own on 26th June 1917 and joined the 7th Battalion in December 1917.  Later he transferred to the 5th Battalion, with whom he was serving when he was taken prisoner on 9th April 1918.
Accession Number KO2556/29


Officers and non-commissioned officers and men of the King's Own interned at Murren, Switzerland, 1916-17.  This group probably includes Private Valentine Waite of the 1st Battalion, although he is not identified.
Accession Number KO2725/02


Prisoner of War football team at the Hotel Eiger, Murren, Switzerland, 1916/17.
Accession Number KO2725/03


Prisoners of War, including soldiers of the King's Own, at the Hotel Eiger, Murren, Switzerland, 1916/17.
Accession Number KO2725/04


View of the Hotel Eiger, Murren, Switzerland.  'A Happy New Year' January 1917, sent home by Private Valentine Waite of the 1st Battalion, King's Own, and postmarked 10th January 1917.
Accession Number KO2725/05

See also: Easter Sports Programme from POW Camp, 1916

 

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