Author Topic: One of the first POW's of WW1?  (Read 8052 times)

Offline sphinx

  • ****
  • Posts: 1,234
One of the first POW's of WW1?
« on: March 05, 2011, 05:39:20 PM »
Hello,

I am looking at a set of papers for 8687 Pte. William Murphy of Pendleton who was captured after being wounded at Le Cateau on 26.8.1914 with the 2nd Bn.

Was he one of the first batch to be captured?

Does anyone have any info on where he was POW in the war.

thankyou

Offline harribobs

  • Site Monkey
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,179
Re: One of the first POW's of WW1?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 11:10:19 PM »
Hi Jack

yes i think we have some info on him

cheers

chris
“It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply
  to serve as a warning to others."

Offline sphinx

  • ****
  • Posts: 1,234
Re: One of the first POW's of WW1?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 07:41:42 AM »
Thanks Henry,

That sounds encouraging!

regards

Offline sphinx

  • ****
  • Posts: 1,234
Re: One of the first POW's of WW1?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 04:34:05 PM »
Chris,

Did you manage to find anything on Bill Murphy re- being a POW.

regards

Offline sphinx

  • ****
  • Posts: 1,234
Re: One of the first POW's of WW1?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 01:53:28 PM »
Hello,

Wondering what you came up with?

regards

Offline sphinx

  • ****
  • Posts: 1,234
Re: One of the first POW's of WW1?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011, 10:09:31 PM »
Hello,

Can anyone assist please with any information on this topic.

regards

Offline mack

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,918
Re: One of the first POW's of WW1?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011, 11:29:03 PM »
he was a POW at crefeld,this was originally a officers camp near the dutch border,and then sent to munster camp westphalia,he was later given six months imprisonment commencing from 3-8-15

mack ;D
« Last Edit: April 23, 2011, 11:39:36 PM by mack »

Offline sphinx

  • ****
  • Posts: 1,234
Re: One of the first POW's of WW1?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2011, 09:36:44 AM »
Thanks Mack,

As he was a POW was it the British who sentenced him in his absence for cicumstances surrounding his capture , do you think?
or
Was it the Germans who sentenced him for something?

I am a bit confused on this one.  Any thoughts?

regards

Offline mack

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,918
Re: One of the first POW's of WW1?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2011, 10:02:29 AM »
its only a guess,but i dont think a british court martial had the power to carry out such a sentence,theres nothing to stop them holding a court martial,but this kind of sentence would have to wait until they were liberated

mack ;D

Offline sphinx

  • ****
  • Posts: 1,234
Re: One of the first POW's of WW1?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2011, 11:55:22 AM »
Yes,

I agree.  Its a mystery that we will probably never solve.

thankyou

Offline John W

  • ****
  • Posts: 107
Re: One of the first POW's of WW1?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2011, 06:01:23 PM »
Thanks Mack,

As he was a POW was it the British who sentenced him in his absence for cicumstances surrounding his capture , do you think?
or
Was it the Germans who sentenced him for something?

I am a bit confused on this one.  Any thoughts?

regards

I suspect that he may have been 'uncooperative' in some way and was given solitary or similar by the Germans.
In memory of my great grandfather: 9671 Pte Joseph Percy Rothwell, Manchester Regiment (Boer War, Mons, Le Cateau, PoW, Home Guard) & his father, 1090 Pte Joseph Rothwell, 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of Lancers 1871-1882.

Offline charlie

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,222
Re: One of the first POW's of WW1?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2014, 10:07:45 AM »
Given as being at Münster III on 29.01.1918. Murphy William 2nd Bn, previous whereabouts Minden,born Seedley 23.2.1885, NoK Mrs Murphy 57 Reservoir St Seedley-Pendleton.