Catalogue description Germany: Prisoners, including: Parcels of food for British and French prisoners in...

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Details of FO 383/76
Reference: FO 383/76

Germany: Prisoners, including:

Parcels of food for British and French prisoners in Germany.

Attempted escapes from Ruhleben by British civilian prisoners, including:

  • Wallace Ellison, British subject: attempted escape from Ruhleben with another British subject; previous imprisonment at Stadtvogtei for making a stand against attempted subsidising of British 'negro' prisoners at Ruhleben from German funds.
  • Mr G Ettinger, British civil prisoner imprisoned in Stadtvogtei, Berlin: enquiry from his mother respecting his imprisonment for attempted escape from Ruhleben.
  • Sentences passed on prisoners for attempted escape from Ruhleben.
  • W Ellison and G Ettinger, imprisoned at Stadtvogtei.

Arthur Richard Peters, prisoner of war at Ruhleben: enquiry from his mother, Ellen Peters of Attleborough, Norfolk, regarding recovery of his lost luggage.

Miss Anna Maria Hubertina Saffenreuter, residing at Aix-La-Chapelle, previously employed in the Post Office at Manchester: question regarding the discontinuance of her pension on outbreak of war.

F Willson Yeates, British subject interned at Ruhleben: request that six £10 circular notes belonging to him and left with the US Consul General at Frankfort, be sent to his wife, Mrs Mary Yeates of Leicester Gardens, London.

Bill of charges from A Mohrin, decorator and upholsterer of Berlin, for charges incurred by Frank Rattigan, Secretary of the late British Embassy at Berlin.

Rifleman Tom Watson, 1st King's Royal Rifles, interned in camp at Osterterp in Schleswig: request to be supplied with a new outfit and clothing.

Articles found in luggage of British subjects leaving Germany and forwarded by frontier authorities to The Hague.

Tax and property of interned civilians: John McKenzie and Frank Copping.

Taxation of German subjects interned in UK.

Giuseppe Cantù, Italian subject arrested in German South West Africa at outbreak of war: enquiries from Italian authorities regarding his fate.

Miss Dreseden, British subject (Irish governess) residing in Dresden in 'straitened circumstances': enquiry from Miss McDougall of the Isle of Wight requesting permission to remit sum of £10 to her.

Second Lieutenant J A Chrystie, Royal Scots Fusiliers, reported missing by his father James B Chrystie of Ardrossan, Scotland, and his identity disc as being in possession of German authorities; enquiries into his death and the circumstances of the case.

German postal officials in South West Africa.

Anton Schmidt, naturalised British subject of German birth, staying in Paddington: report of him being unable to obtain employment in UK; request for Foreign Office to issue him with a passport to enable him to join his brother in Chicago.

Max Dauthenday, German poet in Java.

Lieutenant Commander Robert Francis Crossman, RNVR {Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve], wounded prisoner in 'a helpless condition' detained at Augustabad, Mecklenburg: enquiries from his mother, Mrs Constance M Crossman of Paris regarding his possible release or exchange as an incapacitated prisoner; request for permission to send remittance to him.

Ill-treatment of British prisoners at Scheidemuhle: report by Russian soldiers escaped from Germany regarding 'An English prisoner tortured to Death by Germans'; investigation into flogging of the late Private Harry Bolam, Coldstream Guards.

Shipment of clothing of Miss Marguerite Nunige, Alsatian maid residing in Hampstead, to her new position in Geneva.

Private A Harrison, Royal West Kent Regiment, prisoner at Quedlinburg: enquiry from his sister, Mrs Davis of Plumstead regarding his ill-health and possible exchange.

Insubordination of two British prisoners interned at Hackpfuffel.

Mr Hildebrandt, German-born resident of Rotterdam: request to reside in London.

Mathilde Weidig, German-born wife of naturalised British subject Edward Weidig interned at Ruhleben, held at Rotterdam and wishing to proceed to UK to her German aunt, Mrs Wilhelmina Motter of Hackney Wick: consideration and refusal of application.

Fictitious letters from German prisoners.

Despatch of effects of Miss Gertrud Schmalzle, deceased German governess to the Aldworth family of Cork.

Rev O Nussmann, German-American missionary, in India.

Mrs S J Broomhead of Normanton Common, Yorkshire, wife of British subject interned at Ruhleben: request for increase in relief allowance for her and four children.

German feldwebelleutnants: question of entitlement to officer rank and treatment.

Angele Roland Baquet, Indian from Lahore, reported as prisoner of war in Germany: enquiries regarding his whereabouts and welfare.

Frank Edward Hardcastle, alias Frank Edward Burghardt, residing in Hampstead, Norwegian Consul at Bombay: request to return to India; includes typed copy of birth registration entry and other biographical details (in docket no. 130330).

Arthur Perlstein, interned as a civilian prisoner at Ruhleben: destruction of his property at Durban during anti-German riots; enquiries regarding nationality of his child and compensation for his losses.

Germans condemned to death in court martial: German Government request for names and particulars.

Transfer of British prisoners to 'Zug': enquiries regarding location.

Casel camp: proposed erection of a memorial at camp in memory of British prisoners who had died there during internment.

Claims by German prisoners for wages due.

R J Hoehler, interned as prisoner of war at Pietermaritzburg: enquiries regarding his nationality.

William Frederick Lee, deceased at Wittenburg: request for official certificate of death and despatch of personal belongings to his widow, Mrs Alice Lee, living in Arundel, Sussex, formerly of Zulte, Belgium.

Franz Ludewig, German merchant in London: reported as under arrest at Brixton prison; after investigation, reported as being interned at his own request as not wishing to return to Germany.

German sailors taken from neutral ships and made prisoners: question of rights to release or payment of wages at pre-arrest rate.

Rate of exchange of foreign money in possession of prisoners of war, including German official funds.

Health of German prisoners of war: request for information to be supplied to Hamburg Red Cross Association.

Enemy subjects in Belgian Congo: treatment of enemy civilians within conventional basin of the Congo.

Code 1218 File 123661-133977.

Date: 1915
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: File 123661-133977.
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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