26 May 2017

5th Dragoon Guards - Other Rank PoWs 1914

4708 Sergeant William T Capps 
5368 Private Oscar E Carroll 
6353 Trumpeter C F Clifford 
Saddler Gibbs 
5228 Pte James Groves 
1310 Private A C Hamm 
Private Harrison 
7208 Lance-Corporal J J Maguire
3750 Lance-Corporal W Marlow 
7818 Private C E Mitchell
411 Private F Moors Private Moors 
7610 Lance-Corporal John Newson 
5475 Corporal Henry Paice 
3805 Corporal Jacob Peach 
633 Private George Pratt 
5369 Bandsman Alfred Wells 
5098 Corporal T W West 
6321 Private Thomas Wilberforce 
5342 Private Wilfred A Wilde
7799 Private W H Yarney

There are only twenty men from the 5th Dragoon Guards who appear on what I refer to as the Princess Mary tin PoW lists. These men above appear on a list of Dragoons and Lancers NCOs and men which was submitted to Sir Ernest Goodhart by Colonel F J Ryder on the 7th February 1919. The names below appear on a  nominal roll of repatriated PoWs of the 1st Life Guards, and Dragoons attached to the 1st Life Guards. The list was submitted to Sir Ernest Goodhart on the 22nd January 1919 by the officer in charge, 1st Life Guards Records.  

These lists of names, now housed in the Imperial War Museum, are certainly incomplete but they're also a great starting point.  I add to the information I hold by looking at The Times casualty lists and also the Prisoners of War on Findmypast.  There are close to 2.7m indexed records in total and over 69,000 First World War PoW records

Read more about the Princess Mary tin lists here.

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