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Armistice Day 1918, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

A German Prisoner of War is hoisting the Union Jack on the YMCA Hut ,which is probably one of the two along Penkridge Bank Road. A large number of the PoWs were sent out to do work in the area to undertake ...

British and foreign prisoners in Germany during World War I

The prisoners include British, ANZAC, Russian and French soldiers. Seated on the left of the bench is Harry Stephens of Burton-on-Trent.

Commonwealth War Cemetery, Cannock Chase

This colour-tinted postcard is incorrectly titled 'The German cemetery'. It actually shows the Commonwealth War Cemetery at Broadhurst Green on Cannock Chase. This cemetery contains the graves of 24 ...

Commonwealth War Cemetery, Cannock Chase

This postcard is incorrectly titled 'The German Cemetery'. It actually shows the Commonwealth War Cemetery at Broadhurst Green on Cannock Chase. This cemetery contains the graves of 24 British and 73 ...

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetary, Broadhurst Green, Cannock Chase

The majority of the graves belong to Servicemen from both sides of the conflict who died within the Cannock Chase Camps. The majority of the men were either German Prisoners of War or New Zealanders and ...

Concert Performed by Prisoners of War, Brocton Camp,

Concert performed by German Prisoners of War. During the First World War two military camps were built on the Chase - Brocton Camp, which was located near to Anson's Bank, and Rugeley Camp which extended ...

Cook's staff and Prisoners of War, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

There was a Prisoner of War Camp at Brocton Camp from 1917 to 1919. Five of the twenty Battalion Lines were used to house the German prisoners. Each Battalion Line had its own Cookhouse and there was ...

Drama Performed by German prisoners of War at Brocton Camp

German Prisoners of War taking part in a theatrical production at Brocton Camp. The play, by a Norwegian author, deals with the impact of the collapse of a business empire in a small town on the Norwegian ...

Drama Performed by Prisoners of War, Brocton Camp,

German Prisoners of War taking part in a theatrical production at Brocton Camp. During the First World War two military camps were built on the Chase - Brocton Camp, which was located near to Anson's ...

German Military Cemetery, Cannock Chase

The German Military Cemetery on Cannock Chase was first opened to the public on 10 June 1967. It was established under the terms of an agreement of 16 October 1959 between the governments of the United ...

German Prisoner at Blackhills, Seisdon

L. to R: "Cookie" the Prisoner; Bill Streetley; Bob Walker.

German Prisoners of War Band, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The German PoWs were kept busy with work but were also allowed time for relaxation and entertainment. The PoW Camp personnel provided numerous trades such as dentistry, tailoring, watch making, shoemakers, ...

German Prisoners of War, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

As the stalemate of the trench warfare on the Western Front was starting to be broken, more German Prisoners of War were being captured and they needed to be housed. Brocton was chosen for a number of ...

Messines Model, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

Looking north across the scaled terrain model of the Battle of Messines at Brocton Camp. The New Zealand Rifle Brigade took part in the successful campaign to take the Messines Ridge, a stronghold on ...

Messines Model, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

A view of the scaled terrain model of a section of the Western Front at Brocton Camp on Cannock Chase. Other similar models were used in Flanders to instruct troops in advance of an offensive, however ...

Military Cemetery, Broadhurst Green, Cannock Chase

Photograph possibly taken on the first ANZAC Day observance at the Military Cemetery at Broadhurst Green. Written upon the crosses it states New Zealand Rifle Brigade and also New Zealand Expeditionary ...

Portrait of Sergeant Pierre Louis Magnier, Army Paymaster, Leek

Monsieur Magnier was taken prisoner in Flushing, Holland on 15 August 1809. He came to Leek on parole on 17 September of that year and was initially imprisoned in a house in Kiln Lane. He was an educated ...

Prisoner of War Camp, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

These are Royal Defence Corps Guards for the PoW Camp and have differing cap badges. The Corps was comprised of men unfit for front-line duties due to age or infirmity and they were used to defend bridges, ...

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