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POW Camp address help please

Postby mbford222 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:01 pm

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This letter from a wife whose husband was a POW in WW1, gives the camp address, but I can't make some of it out. Serjt W.A. Gilbert, 13175 VIII Lincoln Regt; (looks like) Grossemuder ??; Moor Lagu??; Schneverdingen; No idea of the next word; Germany.

I have seen the files of the ICRC and I know that he was held in Soltau, Strohen and Hameln from 1915 to 1918, but this address seems different.

If anyone could fill in the missing words, I would be grateful.
Thank you,
Margaret in Ottawa
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Re: POW Camp address help please

Postby Templ4r » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:05 pm

If you Google Scheverdingen, there is a road called Grosenweder Weg heading north west.

Looks to me to be Grosenweger above Moor Lagu. Maybe somewhere on that road....
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Re: POW Camp address help please

Postby MaureenE » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:25 pm

The word which you thought was Lagu is probably Lager, which is is the German word for Camp, and the word before Germany is probably a regional area or state, possibly Hanover, although I don't know if this fits geographically.

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Re: POW Camp address help please

Postby mbford222 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:53 pm

Thank you for your interest, I have located Grossenwede near Schneverdingen, so that is one solved. I think you are correct about Moor Lager too. The town is in Heidekreis, but the word before Germany does look like Hanover.
Thank you all for your help.
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