Author Topic: 54258 Private Albert Bateman 2/5th Bttn - Escaping PoW  (Read 2148 times)

Offline Tim Bell

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54258 Private Albert Bateman 2/5th Bttn - Escaping PoW
« on: May 20, 2015, 12:42:48 PM »
Please see an interesting article about this chap escaping Giessen and swimming over the Rhine to Switzerland.
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=CHP19180809.2.71
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Re: 54258 Private Albert Bateman 2/5th Bttn - Escaping PoW
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 02:57:12 PM »
Tim, thanks for posting, an excellent account.
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Re: 54258 Private Albert Bateman 2/5th Bttn - Escaping PoW
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 03:11:56 PM »
that's a good find tim,well spotted

he was 54258 albert bateman[A.coy]captured at hargicourt on 21st march 1918 with 2/5th manchesters

mack ;D