Wilhelm Jungclaus

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.

Obergefreiter

Wilhelm Jungclaus

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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.

Obergefreiter or Corporal Wilhelm Jungclaus served in the German Navy during World War Two. He was born in Germany on 28th June 1903.

In 1945, he came to Gilford, Co. Down as prisoner of war A81180 and found himself detained in the Elmfield Camp. On 26th May 1945, Jungclaus was part of a prisoner transport involved in a road traffic collision between Portadown, Co. Armagh and Gilford, Co. Down.

The British Army truck overturned at Knock Bridge, Portadown, Co. Armagh pinning the 42 year old German beneath the lorry. Local residents and workers rushed to help the other injured parties, comforting them until medical help arrived.

Corporal Wilhelm Jungclaus’ grave is in Block 4, Row 1, Grave 10 of Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Penkridge Bank, Staffordshire, England. He was first buried on 30th May 1945 in Glenalina Section ES, Grave 183, Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim. He was repatriated on 16th July 1962.

He is buried next to Rudolf Blume and August Kreinbring of the German Wehrmacht who died after a road traffic collision near Markethill, Co. Armagh the previous day.

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