Catalogue description Austria-Hungary: Prisoners, including: Exchange of Austro-Hungarian and British...

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Details of FO 383/118
Reference: FO 383/118
Description:

Austria-Hungary: Prisoners, including:

Exchange of Austro-Hungarian and British prisoners, including:

  • Austro-Hungarian Consular Officers from Egypt detained by British Government at Malta.
  • Fritz Lincke, former clerk of Austro-Hungarian Consulate General in Liverpool, interned at Stobs Camp, near Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland: fit for military service, therefore not to be released.
  • Franz Miklavcic, of the Austro-Hungarian Consulate at Auckland, New Zealand, interned in Australia.
  • Eugene Langguth, Austro-Hungarian Consul at Auckland, New Zealand, interned at Motuihi Island.
  • Otto Schmidt, Austro-Hungarian Vice-Consul at Malta: retired Artillery officer employed on intelligence work; Admiralty refuse to exchange him for Albert Edward Jones.
  • Paul Terenzio, Austro-Hungarian Consul at Port Said, Egypt, interned at Malta: exchange with Colonel the Honourable Henry D Napier, interned in Austria, proposed. Representations from Colonel Napier's wife and mother-in-law, Lady Talbot de Malahide of Malahide Castle, co Dublin, Ireland; exchange refused by Austrian Government.
  • Fran├žois Brazzafolli, Austro-Hungarian Vice-Consul (Honorary) at Chios, Greece, interned at Alexandra Palace, London: exchange with Albert Edward Jones or Colonel Napier proposed.
  • Georgevitch, Austro-Hungarian aviator.
  • Johannes Brandeis, lieutenant in Austro-Hungarian Landwehr: exchange with Albert Edward Jones proposed.
  • Emil Plathen, former Austro-Hungarian Honorary Vice-Consul at Leith, Edinburgh: at Glasgow but not interned; supposed to possess information useful to enemy; Admiralty refuse his repatriation.
  • Egon Ulrich (locum tenens for Arthur Freiherr von Groedel von Gyulafalva und Bogdan, Austro-Hungarian Consul at Vancouver, Canada) interned at Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Andrew Ivancich, junior clerk interpreter and translator in Austro-Hungarian Consulate at Johannesburg, Union of South Africa, interned.
  • Berthold Schwarz, financial and commercial adviser in Austro-Hungarian Consulate at Johannesburg, Union of South Africa, interned.
  • Winfried Freudenberg, clerk in Austro-Hungarian Consulate, Cairo, Egypt, interned at Malta.Colombo, Ceylon, interned in Bourke, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Josef Kloucek, clerk in Austro-Hungarian Consulate, Cairo, Egypt, interned at Malta.
  • Spiridion Manoli, clerk in Austro-Hungarian Consulate, Cairo, Egypt, interned at Malta.
  • Dr Breitenfeld, clerk in Austro-Hungarian Consulate, Cairo, Egypt, interned at Malta; his repatriation granted but he died before it could be effected.
  • Johann Preyer, clerk in Austro-Hungarian Consulate, Cairo, Egypt, interned at Malta.
  • Gustavus Mayer, Acting Austro-Hungarian Consul at Melbourne, Australia.
  • Walter von Dechend, Honorary Chancellor to Austro-Hungarian Consulate, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Albert Mau, Austro-Hungarian Trading Consul at Zanzibar, interned at Ahmednagar Camp, India.
  • Alfred Grohmann, interned at Stratford, London, then Alexandra Palace, London.

Treatment of British internees in Austria-Hungary, including:

  • Report on British civil confinees class A at Drosendorf, Karlstein, Kautzen and Raabs on the Thaya, Austria.
  • Report on military prisoners' detention camp at Deutsch-Gabel, Bohemia; Walter Collins, British subject, captured at Lublin while chauffeur in Russian Army, held there.
  • Report on Salzerbad military Camp, Austria.
  • Report on Vacz civilian Camp, Hungary.
  • Conditions in Drosendorf civilian Camp, Austria; Grossau civilian Camp, Austria; and various places in Waidhofen District, Lower Austria.
  • Detention camps at Grossau, Drosendorf and Raabs.

Guido von Georgevits, Austro-Hungarian subject arrested at Kirkwall, Orkney Islands; interned at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, Lofthouse Camp, Wakefield, Yorkshire, the German Hospital, Dalston, London, and Douglas Camp Hospital, Isle of Man. Proposal to exchange him with Ian Fraser Ross, British subject, interned at Baden, near Vienna, Austria. Another proposal to exchange him with Captain Stanley Wilson, interned at Salzerbad, Austria. His repatriation disallowed because despite amputation of a foot, he could be an observer from an aeroplane, for which he was specially trained.

Dr E von Zach, formerly Austro-Hungarian Consul at Singapore, applies to withdraw money from Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank in Singapore. British Government seeks a reciprocal arrangement for Mr Phillpotts, lately British Vice-Consul at Vienna, to withdraw funds from Schoellers Bank, Vienna; Austro-Hungarian Government refuses.

Code 1203 Files 4493-6681.

Date: 1916
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: Files 4493-6681.
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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