Stabsgefreiter or Lance Corporal August Kreinbring served in the German Wehrmacht during World War Two. He was born in Bulzenow in Germany on 17th November 1915.
In 1945, he came to Markethill, Co. Armagh as prisoner of war B4246 and found himself detained in Camp 10, Gosford Castle. On 25th May 1945, Kreinbring was part of a prisoner transport involved in a road traffic collision on the outskirts of Markethill.
Kreinbring and fellow prisoner Rudolf Blume died as a result of the collision. The Germans received treatment at Campbell College Military Hospital, Belfast, Co. Antrim.
A German Officer named Schuller attended the inquest into the incident. He told authorities of his disgust at learning about the Nazi concentration camps. He went on to thank the people of Northern Ireland for their hospitable treatment of German prisoners. In particular, he thanked those who had tried to help save the lives of Kreinbring and Blume.
Lance Corporal August Kreinbring’s grave is in Block 4, Row 1, Grave 8 of Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Penkridge Bank, Staffordshire, England. He was first buried on 29th May 1945 in Glenalina Section ES, Grave 181, Belfast City Cemetery, Co. Antrim. He was repatriated on 13th July 1962.