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Saturday 16 November 1918 - German prisoners escape

Category World War I: Prisoners of War in Evesham
The Evesham Journal
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Three German prisoners of a gang of ten lent from Badsey Camp to Mr H Patten, of Kite’s Nest, Broadway, escaped on Thursday evening and are still at large. The police and military authorities have issued descriptions of the missing men, and will be grateful for any information which will lead to their capture.

The men are described as:

  • Johnn Jaeger, aged 23, height 5ft 7 ¼in, stout build, fresh complexion, auburn hair, light blue eyes, tattooed on both arms, wound scars on right side of his nose and cheek.
  • Johnn Stoly, aged 20, 5ft 1in, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, wound scar  in centre of forehead.
  • Rudolf Scheschunta, aged 20, 5ft 6 ¾in, medium build, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes.

They are all dressed in the usual grey clothing with red and blue patches.