Thursday, 26 April 2012

German PoWs at Fron Goch

Lyn Ebenezer's book lists 7 German PoWs as having died at Fron-Goch.

Hugo Paul Schroter is mentioned in the following webpage as having died in April 1915. The other soldier alluded to is likely to be Hubert Langenberg who died in Q1 1916 (1st March 1916)

http://www26.us.archive.org/stream/thebettergermany24810gut/24810-0.txt

The other German soldiers are :

Paul Vellener/Velleuer died Q3 1918. Born 13th December 1893, died 27th July 1918.
Rudolph Waschkowitz died Q4 1918. Born 26th July 1882, died 7th December 1918.
Alfred Schirmer died Q4 1918. Born 7th November 1895, died 28th November 1918.
Werner Ernst Foerster died Q4 1918. Born 19th August 1898, died 24th November 1918.
Adolph Stauch died Q3 1919. Born 18th November 1895, died 4th August 1919.

They are buried in adjacent graves at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire. Hugo Schroter is in Row 4, Block 12, grave 131, Langenberg in grave 132, Foerster in 133, Velleuer in 134, Schirmer in 135, Waschkowitz in 136 and Schirmer in 137.

From a thread on the Great War Forum :

March 4th, 1916, Hubert Langenburg was buried at the village church. The newspaper report states that the 23 year old's coffin was accompanied by 30 fellow prisoners under escort and buried "with full military honours" in the parish cemetery.


From Ancestry



Name:Hugo Schröter
Birth Date:12 Jun 1891
Birth Place:Dachwich Bezirksamt Erfurt Sachsen(Saxony)
Combat Arm:Infanterie
Type of Unit:Infanterie-Regimenter
Unit:4. bayer. Infanterie-Regiment
Volume:702. Kriegstammrolle: 2. Kompanie, Bd. 1



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