German Prisoners of War in Northern Ireland
5th December 2018
Towards the end of World War Two, there were many German prisoners of war in Northern Ireland in camps and military hospitals across the country,
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.
Gefreiter Wilhelm Thoene served in the Wehrmacht, the Nazi military in World War Two. The rank of Gefrieter was comparable to a Lance Corporal in Britain.
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.
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.
Oberfeldwebel or Sergeant Alfred Rinn served in the German Wehrmacht during the war. He fought with the Landesschützenzug 23, an infantry defence regiment.