Catalogue description Germany: Prisoners, including: Baron Ludwig Freiherr von Türcke, German subject:...

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Details of FO 383/55
Reference: FO 383/55

Germany: Prisoners, including:

Baron Ludwig Freiherr von Türcke, German subject: detention under civil control at Yeravda prison, near Poona, Burma.

Sgt-Major C J M Elliott, 1st Royal West Surrey Regiment, interned at Friedrichsfeld: promotion in rank; request that German authorities be informed so that he may receive officer privileges; removal to officers' camp at Crefeld.

Commodore W Henderson, late Naval Attaché, Berlin: liability for payment of rent of his flat in Berlin.

Relief for prisoners: donations for British prisoners in Germany, from the London Fish Trade Association.

F W Clifford Lewis, invalid civilian prisoner in the hospital at Paderborn: request for information and representations for his release, from his mother Mrs M Lewis of East Dulwich, London; consideration of possible exchange.

Dr Schumacher, German doctor with German colonial troops in German East Africa, allegedly shot and killed by British troops: protest from German Government of death being a gross offence according to Geneva Convention.

Mrs Johnson, of Warren Street, London: anonymous allegation of her being a German spy.

Charles G F Reed, German subject, resided in England for 37 years: proposed employment as chief accountant in the German Division at the US Embassy, London.

Mrs S Milton Hart, in Holland, Dutch-born wife of Mr S Milton-Hart, lecturer at Berlin University, now interned at Ruhleben: application for a monthly allowance until end of war.

Mrs Stephen, of Mentone: request to HM Consul at Nice for advance to send to Germany for relief of her daughter, Miss Dorothea Stephen in Munich.

The late Commander Erdmann, of German cruiser Bluecher: request from German Government at instance of his widow that his body be placed in a zinc-lined coffin, for transportation to Germany at end of war; reply from UK authorities that he had been buried with full military honours and they were unable to grant facilities to disinter the body.

German prisoners taken by Japanese at Kiaochow and Tsingtau.

Captain Harte, German prisoner of war at Dyffryn Aled camp: censorship of correspondence concerning Dr Rooseboom and Herr von Boenigk in The Hague.

Return of destitute British subjects from Germany.

British refugees from Germany: supervision of relief.

Exchange of consuls, Royal Army Medical Corps, and invalid civilians: correspondence from John B Jackson, US Embassy, Berlin.

Johann Willemsen, sailor Dutch Navy, and G A M Klitzke, pensioner from Dutch Colonial Army, both born in Germany of German parents: detention in Ceylon following removal from Dutch ships in Colombo harbour; subsequent release; accounts of circumstances of arrests; general question of removal of enemy subjects from neutral vessels.

Otto Roese, manager of London branch of the Deutsche Bank: request that he and his family be permitted to leave UK for Germany.

Mrs Margarethe Perschke, in Dresden, wife of Frank F Perschke, of Beckenham, Kent: application for British passport.

Ernest Wilhelm Schaaf, naturalised British subject living in Germany: application for British passport.

Mr E Waring, British subject, employed in Germany, now interned at Ruhleben: claim for compensation for financial losses, and for monthly allowance for his family in Sheffield.

Mr C F Just, Canadian Trade Commissioner, recently exchanged: request for return of his prismatic field glasses; German refusal for return until field glasses of exchanged Germans returned by UK authorities.

Lord Acton, HM late Chargé d'Affaires at Darmstadt, now in Berne: enquiry regarding recovery of furniture and personal effects still in Darmstadt; suggestion by Lord Acton that his property be exchanged for effects in London of Baron Kuhlmann, formerly Councillor of German Embassy in London, now German Minister at The Hague.

Mrs Stocks, in Berne, Switzerland, widow of Sgt-Major Charles Henry Stocks, late Royal Engineers: request for issue of passport necessary for residing in Switzerland; includes service details for Sgt-Major Stocks (in docket no. 32136).

Legal documentation: enquiries by Warren, Murton & Miller, solicitors of London, on behalf of Miss N C Bowen of Brentwood, Essex, daughter of the late General G B Bowen, Indian Army, in receipt of pension from Madras Military Fund; application for power of attorney regarding the disposal of her flat and furniture in Germany, executed in favour of her brother-in-law, Mr H Münchhausen of Berlin.

Mutilation of wounded German prisoners: allegations in sworn statement made by Robert F Meyer, resident of Chicago, Illinois, previously a private in the Grenadier Guards (under name, Frederick Myer).

Ernest White, of Northwich, son of Rev W H White, retired clergyman of Scarborough: enquiries regarding his house and belongings in Leipzig which he had heard were to be sold for arrears of rent and debt; question of redress and safeguarding of his property.

Code 1218 File 23997-32354.

Date: 1915
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: File 23997-32354.
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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