Members of the Manchester Regiments that were Prisoners of War during WW1.

Members of the Manchester Regiments that were Prisoners of War during WW1.

For the prisoners of war the shipping blockade on Germany meant unremitting hardship and a lack of medical care. Those who did receive food parcels on a regular basis were indeed fortunate, but incidence of disease and infection amongst the men was high. The numbers of prisoners in the camps had swollen dramatically as result of the German spring offensive, and the procedures for feeding and housing captured soldiers were stretched to their limits. Nevertheless, a close relationship built up between the Manchester's and their prison guards. In some cases the obvious privation and hardship which the guards themselves were suffering meant that a few blocks of chocolate or biscuits would cement a friendship which lasted many years.

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  • Profile picture for Frank Nixon

    Born 1886

    British Army 42096 Private Manchester Regiment 18th Battalion.

  • Profile picture for Charles Heaton

    Born 1894

    British Army 6254 Private Manchester Regiment 16th Battalion.

  • Profile picture for John Clarke

    Born 1887

    Died 1918

    British Army Second Lieutenant Manchester Regiment 16th manchest Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Alfred Burns

    Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army 7346 Private Manchester Regiment 16th Battalion.

  • Profile picture for William Cecil Page

    Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army 9914 Private Manchester Regiment 20th Battalion Formerley 18th Battalion.

  • Profile picture for William Albert Willmot

    Born 1899

    British Army 47284 Private Manchester Regiment 17th Battalion.

  • Profile picture for Ernest Stockton

    Born 1896

    British Army 26809 Corporal Manchester Regiment 17th Battalion.

  • Profile picture for Herbert A Thomas

    Born 1885

    British Army 32669 Private Manchester Regiment