Posted 26 August 2011 - 08:25 AM
Unfortunately, there are no specific dates for his moves, and all the details are simply given in consolidated reports, often well after the fact. So, all the dates are simply to the effect that "prior to this date, something happened".
This is not my area of expertise, so I may be corrected, but I think the best way to interpret this data is the following:
Captured at Albert or Cricourt
Prior to 29 May 1916, transferred from St. Quentin to a hospital in Aachen. I bet that the description “reslz” stands for “reserve lazarette”, which was simply one term for a hospital behind the lines. It differed from a “feldlazarette” and “kriegslazarette”, which were a Divisional asset and more mobile. But note, this does not really give the date he was moved to the hospital—the 29 May 1916 was simply the date on the report. He left the hospital probably in April 1916, so this transfer was probably in March/April 1916.
Prior to 21 June 1916—transferred from Aachen to POW Camp at Friedrichsfeld. He was assigned to Barracks 2B. Apparently he actually arrived sometime between 16 and 30 April 1916, according to a list dated 13 May 1916.
There is a gap in the records between late April 1916 to early September 1916.
Sometime in this gap period, he was sent to the hospital in Goldap. We are given no information as to when he went to the Goldap hospital.
At some time he was transferred from Reserve Lazarette Goldap to Heilsberg. This was sometime before 19 September 1916, but we don’t know the actual date. I wonder (though not well documented) if this was a inter-hospital transfer, as there was another type of field hospital at Heilsberg.
He was in another hospital (krgsgf Lazett Heilsberg) prior to 30 September 1916 and was still there as of 5 October 1916.
Sometime prior to 17 January 1917, he was discharged from the hospital at Heilsberg and returned to the Heilsberg POW camp.
Sometime after that, he was apparently moved to someplace named Staullupönen, and then prior to October 2 1917, he was back in the hospital at Heilsberg.
It looks like he had a pretty unhealthy time of it, being in and out of hospitals all the time of his captivity.
I hope that helps a bit. Doc