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Prisoners of War - English imprisoned overseas

During the First World War, 10 million people, servicemen or civilians, were captured and sent to detention camps.

From reports in the Parish Magazine, we know of several men from Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford who were taken prisoner. In addition, we have been able to find out further information from the website of the International Committee of the Red Cross Committee (ICRC). The belligerent countries involved provided lists of prisoners to ICRC, which created an index card for each prisoner and detainee. This has now been digitised and may be viewed on the ICRC Archives website. The information which was typically available was: surname, forename, rank, regiment, where taken prisoner, previous whereabouts, address of next of kin. Unfortunately, the recording of names at the time does not appear to have been very accurate, and it has not been possible as yet to find some of the men on the ICRC website.

This following list shows all the Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford residents who were known to have been prisoners of war.

Name Service No Rank Regiment
CHAMBERLAIN, Arthur Henry 46941 Private Worcestershire Regiment
CULL, Edgar George 242194 Private Worcestershire Regiment
JELFS, Bert 20611 Private Worcestershire Regiment
KEEN, William 4509/241510 Private Worcestershire Regiment, 2nd Battalion
MOORE, Walter 12024 Sergeant Worcestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion
MORRIS, Albert H 21143 Private 1st Coldstream Guards
NIGHTINGALE, William F 203079 Private Worcestershire Regiment
PORTER, Alfred 16242 Private Royal Army Medical Corps
TAYLOR, George Private Worcestershire Regiment
TYLER, Albert James 56434 Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery
WILSON, Thomas John 103504 Private Machine Gun Corps