The Big Stunt: Holzminden POW Camp 24 July 1918

The Big Stunt: Holzminden POW Camp 24 July 1918

This community remembers those who escaped from Holzminden POW Camp on 24 July 1918. This was a mass breakout with 29 men escaping before the tunnel collapsed. Of those who escaped, 10 successfully managed to get safely home.

Created by: Trevor65535

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  • Born 1894

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Engineers, attached Royal Flying Corps Taken prisoner, escaped to Holland August 1918, M.C.

  • Born 1896

    Died 1941

    British Army Second Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps 25 Squadron

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 78357 Flying Officer Royal Air Force 264 Squadron attd. 40 Squadron

  • Born 1897

    Died 1980

    British Army 25981 Air Mechanic 2nd Class Royal Flying Corps

    British Army 25981 Sergeant Royal Flying Corps

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps

  • Profile picture for David Wainwright

    Born 1894

    Died 1939

    Royal Navy Lieutenant

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander

    Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenant HMS Nomad

  • Born 1884

    Died 1954

    British Army Captain Royal Irish Regiment

    British Army Major Royal Irish Regiment

  • Profile picture for Charles Edward Henry Rathborne

    Born 1886

    Royal Navy Second Lieutenant Royal Marine Light Infantry

    Royal Navy Temporary Lieutenant Colonel Royal Naval Air Service

  • Born 1886

    British Army Lieutenant Montgomeryshire Yeomanry

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force

  • Born 1897

    Died 1966

    British Army 622 Private Newfoundland Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Newfoundland Regiment

  • Born 1896

    Died 1919

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps

  • Born 1890

    Died 1960

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

  • Born 1897

    Died 1922

    British Army Second Lieutenant Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

  • British Army Lieutenant Scottish Horse

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Lieutenant Royal Air Force

  • Profile picture for Leonard James Bennett

    Born 1892

    Died 1983

    Royal Navy Flight Sub Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service

  • Born 1894

    Died 1976

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Second Lieutenant Seconded to Royal Flying Corp

    British Army Lieutenant Attached to Royal Flying Corp

  • Born 1884

    Died 1942

    Indian Army Captain 48th Pioneers Indian Army, and Royal Flying Corps

  • Profile picture for Caspar Kennard

    Born 1891

    Died 1935

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Lieutenant Royal Air Force

  • Profile picture for Edward Wilmer Leggatt

    Born 1892

    Died 1971

    Air Force (RAF/RFC)

    British Army Second Lieutenant The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment)

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Flight Commander (Temporary Captain) Royal Flying Corp

  • Born 1886

    Australian Imperial Force Lieutenant 11th Battalion