Camps and Hospitals
German POW Camp in Rostrevor
A German POW Camp in Rostrevor is revealed through scorch marks on the ground in parkland in the Co. Down town. BBC Newsline tells the forgotten story.
Brownstown Prisoner of War Camp, Portadown, Co. Armagh
Camp 11a, the Brownstown Prisoner of War Camp, was lost beneath redevelopment of the Brownstown Estate in the 1960s but residents remember German inmates.
Germans in Ulster
Gefreiter or Corporal Rudolf Blume served in the German Wehrmacht during the war. Born in Roßlau, he was brought to Northern Ireland as a prisoner of war.
Oberkanonier or Private First Class Wilhelm Dalbeck served in the German Army and was a prisoner of war in Camp 172, Jackson Road, Holywood, Co. Down in 1945.
Unteroffizier Gerhard Geier served in the German Luftwaffe in World War Two. On 25th March 1945, at twenty-seven, Gerhard Geier died in hospital in Belfast.
Obergefreiter Wilhelm Jungclaus served in the German Navy during the Second World War and was taken prisoner. He was born in Germany on 28th June 1903.
Stabsgefreiter or Lance Corporal August Kreinbring served in the German Wehrmacht during the war. He was born in Bulzenow in Germany on 17th November 1915.
Herbert Lisser served as an Obergefreiter in the German Luftwaffe during WWII. He died of cardiac arrest caused by war wounds on 22nd March 1945 in Belfast.
Oberfeldwebel or Sergeant Alfred Rinn served in the German Wehrmacht during the war. He fought with the Landesschützenzug 23, an infantry defence regiment.
Friedrich Selbach served in the German Army during World War Two. He died in a motor accident while being transported with prisoners of war in Larne, Co. Antrim.