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    Default WWI POW camps in Germany?

    Any experts on POW camps amongst our members?

    My mum has a Book of common prayer, which belonged to one of her uncles, inside which is written:

    Corporal C. Scruton
    36639 / 78849
    12th East Yorkshire Regiment
    Kriegsgefangenenlager, Hamlyn

    The first number is Kit's army service number (also shown on his Victory and British War medals which I have). Second number?

    I can't find a reference to a POW camp at Hamlyn. Was there one?

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    Default Re: WWI POW camps in Germany?

    I suggest you try the Great War Forum. I have just found a link on there to a French website which lists a camp at Hameln - the German spelling of Hamlyn/Hamlin. I tried the search function but you have to join the forum for this. Good hunting!

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    Default Re: WWI POW camps in Germany?

    I suspect that it is Hamelin as well, a nice town on the river Weser and yes its where the pied piper came from.

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    Default Re: WWI POW camps in Germany?

    try the army rumour service web site.

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    Default Re: WWI POW camps in Germany?

    Thanks for the suggestions

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    Default Re: WWI POW camps in Germany?

    Quote Originally Posted by br9mp81 View Post
    try the army rumour service web site.
    Not for the faint-hearted. I can recommend posting your query on this board, having first registered. ARRSE Military history and militaria

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