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Postby bmht » Thu May 03, 2007 11:06 am

Can any one supply us with links or info to research Axis POWs who where held on farms in Mid wales?
We have 2 signatures in buildings at Bryn Mawr farm and would like to identify them, their units etc.
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Postby Nordland » Thu May 03, 2007 3:10 pm

I think personally if it's only names you've got, the best thing would be to contact a German embassy in Britain, they will probably contact the military, or alternatively will give you information on how to do so.



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Postby bmht » Thu May 03, 2007 6:24 pm

Thanks for the info, will try the embassy as you suggested.


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Postby bmht » Tue May 08, 2007 7:27 pm

Have found the following link

www.dd-wast.de

Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt)
for the notification of next-of-kin of members of the
former German Wehrmacht who were killed in action

and will try to trace our named German POW there.


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Postby Sani » Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:54 pm

I hope your search was succesful. A member of our unit has tried the same thing and has been unsuccesful with the German authorities, who are less than helpful on the matter enless you are searching for a relative (and can provide proof for your claim).

Of interest, at Maes Atro a couple of years ago, we met a chap who was ex Kriegsmarine (German Navy), who had been a POW at the end of the war in Wales. Is there anything else written? Or is it just names?

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Postby bmht » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:06 pm

Sani wrote:I hope your search was succesful. A member of our unit has tried the same thing and has been unsuccesful with the German authorities, who are less than helpful on the matter enless you are searching for a relative (and can provide proof for your claim).

Of interest, at Maes Atro a couple of years ago, we met a chap who was ex Kriegsmarine (German Navy), who had been a POW at the end of the war in Wales. Is there anything else written? Or is it just names?

Cheers
Tom.


Will be starting this research over the winter months, only have the names and dates, one carved in a board of the cart shed, the other written on a floor joist in the barn.


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Postby Type16 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:38 pm

This may be a start
http://www.islandfarm.fsnet.co.uk/LIST% ... CAMPS1.htm

This site records a German working party camp at Newtown
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/uplo ... _Camps.pdf

There is also a Polish community at Pwllheli. Our allies of course. May have some memories / be able to advise.

It might also be worth checking grave yards. At Bodelwyddan there are German POW iron crosses on graves. May give you a 'vicinity' for a camp.


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Postby bmht » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:18 pm

Thanks for the info, cu at the weekend.


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Postby nattyjack » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:39 am

I'm assuming they are german names, but there were also a onsiderable number of italians in camps over here, and they stayed here even after italy declared war on germany. They were however given a freer rein than the germans and worked unsupervised on the farms
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Postby bmht » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:51 pm

2 signatures found so far at Bryn Mawr, a German signature in the cart shed and an Italian signature on a floor joist in one of the barns, we know that the POWS where left to live up at Bryn Mawr whilst the farmer and his family had moved out of the long house in 1938.


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