15 May 2018

15th Hussars - other rank PoWs 1914


All of these men became prisoners of the Germans in 1914, their names appearing in a list now held by The Imperial War Museum under catalogue reference, B.O.2 1/161. This is a five-page hand-written letter  and comprises two lists with many identical details but some unique information against some men. The list is dated 13th Jan 1919. 

Amongst the unfortunate number below, the majority of whom would languish - if that's the right word - in German prison camps for the next four years - was 7368 Corporal Charles Garforth who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his valour on the 23rd August 1914 and who would later be immortalised on various editions of cigarette cards.

3401 Corporal F Abbott 
728 Lance-Corporal F Aspinall 
4502 Private W Atkins 
7323 Private W Baker 
8640 Lance-Corporal G Ball 
 123 Private F G Batt 
10189 Private J Blake 
2342 Private F A Butler 
4562 Private W Cameron 
7318 Private G Causey 
7476 Private M Crow 
7362 Private E Dallard 
4742 Trumpeter Day 
8308 Private H Edwards 
8607 Private H Fudge 


7368 Corporal Charles Ernest Garforth (above)
4774 Lance-Corporal Charles Gogarty 
746 Trumpeter G Goode 
5968 Private H Grant 
7403 Private G Hill 
656 Private A Johnson 
2494 Lance-Corporal F Johnson 
496 Private F W Johnson 
4507 Lance-Corporal A Lyons 
4412 Saddler D McDonald 
4710 Private A McFarlane 
4475 Private W S Nicholson 
124 Private F Painter 
3564 Private W Parsons 
3211 Private F Pearce 
3172 Private W Pearce 
1836 Private J Phillips 
4501 Corporal W Roffey 
4725 Private J Rooke 
998 Private G Slack 
1055 Saddler C Stunt 
2616 Private G J Trump 
1033 Private W Webb 
5450 Private H Wells 
7231 Trumpeter Whitmore 
7332 Private G Wingrove
4756 Sergeant Ernest V Winyard 
566 Private A Young

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