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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #585 on: February 12, 2017, 03:48:29 PM »
The latest update of the database is now available over on the main site. The update contains the information from the recently released ICRC files regarding PoWs taken at Gallipoli, in Egypt, Palestine and Macedonia and that taken from the file of British servicemen interned in Switzerland.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #586 on: April 05, 2017, 08:10:12 AM »
The latest update of the PoW database is now on the main site. There is some extra information, obtained from some mis-files in the ICRC database, on a few PoWs already listed. Also included, thanks to Philip, are the details of some Officers captured while on attachment.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #587 on: July 10, 2017, 02:09:23 PM »
Another update of the PoW database is now available on the main site.

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« Reply #588 on: September 16, 2017, 09:39:05 AM »
Hi Charlie,
I'm interested in Spr Greenfield on this schedule and note Joseph Eaton on the list of the Manchesters.  I can't find him on the master list.  Please can you tell me what the schedule says at the top?

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #589 on: September 16, 2017, 09:58:20 AM »
Tim,
It reads:

"The under mentioned paybooks were received from an Echelon Inspectorate on 24.08.1918 without any further information. It is not known if the owners are dead."

Joseph Eaton is not listed in the database as he was serving with the Yorkshire Regt at the time of his death.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #590 on: September 16, 2017, 11:27:09 AM »
Many thanks
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #591 on: November 28, 2017, 08:31:27 AM »
hiya Charlie,there are no men listed with the name muchan in the RC archives,heres one for the database from my own archives

17991 Frederick,august muchan
17th battalion
B.coy
captured 23-4-17
repat 25-12-18
54 Bolton st,gorton

mack ;D

Hi guys. Come across your website whilst searching for the Manchester Regiment. Frederick Muchan is my Great Grandad, I had no idea until last night that he was a POW! I found his details on the excel spreadsheet that is on this site. Many thanks for all your help in digitizing it all. 

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #592 on: November 28, 2017, 09:45:14 AM »
Hi Muchan,
I agree The Forum has created a great POW resource.
Frederick originally enlisted in 20th Bttn (probably 12/1914)and arrived overseas after 31/12/1915.  He was posted to 26th (Training Reserve) Bttn, which was Home based - possibly wounded or sick.  As the 20th Bttn had gone to France in Nov 1915, it's also possible he was then transferred to 26th Bttn, although that would not be consistent with his medal roll showing overseas service with 20th Bttn.  He then went to / returned to France where he was posted to 17th Bttn. Sorry if this is confusing.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #593 on: December 29, 2017, 05:38:02 PM »
My grandfather,  William Davies was taken prisoner at st quentin 21 March 1918. He was in the 16th battalion. Regimental no 25225.  He lost an eye in the battle, was hospitalised and then moved to langensalza pow camp on 20th may. From there he was moved to Chateau d'Oex in Switzerland on 30  Aug 1918. He originated from Leigh in Lancashire (145 Kirkhall Lane).  I found this info from the Red Cross German records. 
I have not found any data from the uk end.  Destroyed I expect.

I hope this is the kind of information you are looking for.
Kind regards Gill Hamilton.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #594 on: December 29, 2017, 07:06:39 PM »
Hi Gill and Welcome  ;D just the kind of info to increase the records, and make them remembered.

I'd love to see the photos if you are willing to share.

Kind regards
Wendi
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #595 on: December 29, 2017, 07:17:51 PM »
Hello Gill,
Thanks for the information on your Grandfather, I will update our database.

You may like to note that he was registered by the Germans at Langensalza on 28.04.1918. The 20th May stamp on the record is only the Red Cross processing date, the date of his registration is on the very first page of the list.

The German records state that he was wounded in the right leg and chest, is this a mistake or were they in addition to the loss of his eye?

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #596 on: December 29, 2017, 08:29:11 PM »
William Davies received a Silver War Badge.  The Roll shows he enlisted on 24/6/1916 and was discharged 26/2/1919, aged 22.
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #597 on: January 06, 2018, 11:29:07 AM »
A further update of the Database is now on the mainsite. The updates/additions are mainly for members of the 1st Bn taken in Mespot.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #598 on: January 06, 2018, 11:52:46 AM »
Thank you for all your hard work!
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #599 on: January 27, 2018, 02:15:07 PM »
2/Lt Swift has the 1st names William Frederick - not just Frdk.
Name:    W F Swift
Rank:    Lieut.
Regiment:    17th Battalion. Manchester Regiment
Date Missing:    23 Apr 1917
Repatriation Date:    4 Jan 1919
Record Number:    3844
Section:    Western Theatre of Operations.
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