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Saturday 27 January 1917 - The German prisoners

Category World War I: Prisoners of War in Evesham
The Evesham Journal
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The Food Production Sub-Committee of the Worcestershire War Agricultural Committee have sent representatives to Evesham this week to confer with the local committee that was appointed recently to deal with the question of labour in this district of German prisoners of war, and we are glad to say that arrangements have been come to whereby the Evesham Committee will have control of the German prisoners in this district, as was originally proposed, though they will act under the County War Agricultural Committee, instead of under the military authorities as at first suggested. It is hoped that 73 Germans will arrive in the town very shortly. Fourteen informal applications have already been made to the local committee for a total of a hundred and fifty men. These applicants must now make formal applications to the Secretary (Mr J R Wright) on forms which can be obtained from him. At present the committee propose to deal only with applications from parishes in the Evesham Petty Sessional Division within a radius of three and a half miles of the town.