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MORE ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL SOLDIER POWS

Those soldiers whose stories helped unravel the details of the Prisoner Helpers

 
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HANSEN REGINALD HERBERT: NEW ZEALAND SOLDIER WWI - 24/530 AND POW

Bert Hansen’s daughter-in-law Kath Hansen has published several books elaborating Hansen’s memoirs.

  • In Pursuit of Freedom: The Unique Story of a New Zealand POW in World War One

  • In the Field – Mud and Blood on the Western Front

Army Records:

Auckland Museum: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C35277

Archives New Zealand: https://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=16791293&digital=yes

Picture: Hansen after the war with unknown friend

BLEMMINGS WILLIAM R:

Native of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, 8th City of London Post Office Rifle Brigade, Private, Reg. No. 3393.

Picture courtesy Courtesy Nigel Henderson, Great War Ulster Newspaper Archive 

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SKINNER JOHN STUART (JACK)

John (Jack) Stuart SKINNER, enlisted originally in 1914 with the Otago (New Zealand) Infantry Battalion, No. 8/105.

Photo courtesy Freddy Declerck and Skinner Family.

MCNAMARA THOMAS

Soldier of the Royal Irish Regiment hailing from Hillsborough, County Down, Northern Ireland.  Posted missing on the 21st March 1918 - No further information available.

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