Here's another list of men; this time Royal Scots who were captured by the Germans on or before Christmas Day 1914. There are 223 men here, the equivalent of two companies under the old eight-company system. For these men, capture may have been a blessing in disguise, sparing them the rigours and dangers of trench warfare but at the same time condemning them to years of imprisonment and poor treatment. Their soldiering experience was certainly a loss to their country.
These Royal Scots prisoners of war are catalogued under two series held at the Imperial War Museum:
B.O.2 1/290 is a 5-page typed list of Royal Scots Prisoners of War submitted on the January 1919 by The Royal Scots Association
B.O.2 1/292 is a 5-page typed list of Royal Scots Prisoners of War submitted on the 18th January 1919 by the Lt-Colonel i/c Infantry Records, No 2 District
Most of the men listed here appear on both of the above lists which, additionally, gives home addresses or next of kin details for the majority. For more information about these so-called 'Princess Mary tin PoWs' see my 1914 PoWs page. The majority of these men will also have records published by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Searching is free; finding your man is another matter entirely.
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9565 Private T Aldridge, 7934 Private C Anderson, 9686 Private D Andrews, 11345 Private W E Arnett.
8612 Lance-Corporal D Baird, 11532 Private James Barkas, 8647 Private R Bennett, 11448 Private J Benzie,7101 CQMS L Bibby, 6076 Lance-Corporal W F Birrell, 9232 Private D Blair, 8862 Private J Bonner, 10289 Private E Boyd, 10096 Private J Boyle, 11310 Lance-Corporal E Brewin, 9858 Private J Brooks, 11388 Private A Broom, 11265 Private C G Brown, 9109 Lance-Corporal J Brown, 7071 Private James S Brown, 6701 Private S Brown, 11271 Lance-Corporal S Burnett, 8931 Private J Burns, 5168 Private A Bush.
Above, 9420 Sergeant Herbert W Cain marries his sweetheart, Bertha Mabel Rouser at Lausanne on the 23rd January 1917 whilst interned in Switzerland as a PoW. Their daughter, conceived that month, died in 2020 aged 103. Photo and story courtesy Oscar Cornah-Burrows.
9420 Sergeant Herbert W Cain, 8383 Private Carnston, 9782 Private S J Casbolt, Private A S Chapman, 7628 Private John T Chester, 8784 Private F Clark, 10124 Private F Clark, 11185 Private Arthur Cleaver, 11404 Private T Cochrane, 10956 Private J Coham, 4887 Private T Collins, 10654 Lance-Corporal W R Collins, 9807 Private T Collyer, 9212 Private J Connell, 11134 Private F Cook,
8596 Private T M Cooper, 11255 Private P Cosgrove, 11288 Private J Couper, 11352 Private W Coxon, 8383 Private Cranston, 10887 Private A Crombie, 10983 Private W Cuthill.
11216 Private G M Darge, 8343 Private A Davidson, 8880 Sergeant C Day, 11356 Private George Degville, 7922 Private A Dickson, 11570 Private T Dickson, 8546 Private J Dixon, 10728 Private P Dolan, 11567 Private W G Dolan, 11296 Private W Doughty, 8413 Private T Dowdles, 9231 Private G Driscoll, 11378 Private J Drury, 8696 Pipe Major J Duff, 9166 Private J Duncan.
10233 Private F Eggleton, 9294 Private W Erskine.
9043 Corporal S Falconer, 11474 Private J Fearn, 7341 Private Francis Fearns, 11181 Private A Fensome, 11128 Private T Ferrier, 8999 Private T Finnie, 9067 Private A Flint, 7128 Private W Frank.
11335 Private J Gaven, 10668 Private F Geeves, 9124 Lance-Corporal W J Gibbs, 10808 Corporal David A Gillon, 10557 Lance-Corporal W J Graham, 8960 Private J Grant, 7972 Private N T Green, 11547 Private W Green, 7646 Private J Grubb.
8341 Private Walter J Hack, 11355 Lance-Corporal H Hallam, 10568 Private R Hamilton, 8025 Private W Harper, 9872 Private D Harris, 11330 Cpl Joseph Harris, 11405 Private C Heath, 10158 Private J Heath, 8900 Private G Henderson,10375 Sergeant R H Hepburn, 11058 Private H Higgins, 11247 Private R Higgins, 6768 Private A Hill, 11081 Private J Hinshelwood, 7963 Private H Hodgson, 8052 Private W Holbrook, 10986 Private C Holdstock, 11317 Lance-Corporal J Holland, 10759 Private W Holmes, 8576 Private H Hudson, 9434 John Hudson, 11413 Private D Hunter.
10924 Private R Jackson, 11152 Private T Jacobson, 6898 Private T Johnson, 10276 Lance-Corporal W Jordan.
11450 Private H Kane, 8435 Private J Kellaghar, 7015 Private T Kelly, 9488 Private M Keogh, 8591 Private J Kidd, 8304 Private W Kyle.
9370 Private P Laffey, 10474 Sergeant J Langford, 8803 Private E Laver, 8622 Private W Lawson, 11492 Private D Livingston, 8785 Private J Lloyd, 9224 Lance-Corporal W Logan, 8848 Private Philip F Lyle.
9038 Private W Malcolm, 10960 Corporal D Mather,6961 Lance-Corporal P McAlpine, 9374 Private J McCabe, 11408 Private T J McCabe, 11294 Private M McCallum, 11514 Private J B McCourt.
You will find all of these men listed on my British Army Ancestors website
9280 Private R McCowie, 11379 Private J McCrudden, 8858 Lance-Corporal H McDermaid, 9357 Lance-Corporal C McDonald, 11199 Private C McDonald, 10323 Private R McEwen, 11292 Private E McGinlay, 9446 Private W McGowans, 2850 Private J McGregor, 8055 Private J McIntosh, 8599 Private J McIntosh, 9037 Private P McIntyre, 11226 Private A McKay, 9275 Lance-Corporal M McKay, 11190 Private W McKenzie, 6921 Sergeant J McKinna, 11419 Private R McMillan, 9156 Private W Melvin, 6940 Private J Mennie, 7070 Private I W Merritt, 11121 Private C R Mills, 10907 Private V C Mogg, 11476 Private D Morton, 7839 Private F Muddeman, 10553 Private R Murray.
9397 Private E G Nash, 7074 Private J Nichols,7805 Private Robert Nicholson, 8621 Private J Nickson, 9706 Private W Nicol.
9255 Private R Panton, 10466 Private H Parson, 6236 Lance-Corporal J Passelow, 9699 Private J Paton, 9352 Private W Payne, 8339 Sergeant G C Penfold, 6991 Private W Peters, 10014 Corporal A Pickersgill, 8018 Private W Pow, 11354 Private J Poyner, 9721 Private Frederick J Purser.
11192 Corporal D Revie, 11380 Private C W Rich, 4253 Sergeant W Richardson, 9336 Private J Roberts, 6354 Private A Robertson, 9171 Private A Robertson, 8876 Private J Robertson, 7166 Private J Rosie, 7479 Private E Rutherford, 8058 Private J Rutherford, 8738 Private W Ryrie
10488 Private W Scheffman, 9791 Private H Scheuler, 6613 Sergeant J Scobbie, 7785 Lance-Corporal G Scoffield, 11136 Lance-Corporal G Sergeant, 23662 Private J H Shepherd, 10859 Private M Sheridan, 7753 Private H Shields, 11441 Lance-Corporal G Shiels, 9337 Private J Shoughnessy, 10965 Private H Simpson, 9868 Private A Smart, 8729 Private M Smeaton, 11360 Private J Smith, 10743 Private R Smith, 11519 Private S Steel, 7977 Private J Stevenson, 11318 Private A Stewart, 8356 Private J Stirling, 9184 Private J Sullivan, 11412 Private J Swindells.
1931 Lance-Corporal A Taylor, 11510 Private G Thomson, 10971 Lance-Corporal W Thomson, 9523 Private W Thomson, 8333 Private J Tocher, 8984 Sergeant C Todd, 8577 Private W Tompkins, 7725 Private J Tranter, 7632 Private Henry Twist.
8719 Private R Wathen, 9300 Private D Welsh, 11364 Private G Wesley, 8669 George Weston, 10535 Private James Wheelan, 7017 Private J White, 8373 Private J Wilson, 8418 Private T Wilson, 7007 Sergeant J Winfield, 7187 Private V Winter, 10828 Private P Wood, 6764 Private E Wright, 5830 CSM J Wright, 6205 Private W Wyber,