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#1 RammyLad1

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:26 PM

Please, could any member provide any details of the camp that was used to hold German POW's at or near Cardiff.

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#2 Paul Webb

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:13 PM

Don't know of any WW1 camps, but there was a WW2 camp at Island Farm at Bridgend about 15 miles from Cardiff.

http://www.islandfarm.fsnet.co.uk/

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#3 Moonraker

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 06:03 PM

I can't spot anything much in Prisoners of war in British Hands during WWI by Graham Mark. The nearest major camp to Cardiff was at Beachley on the River Wye. Looking at Mark's list of all camps (many of which were small work and agricultural camps), the only obvious contender is 3rd Western General Hospital at Cardiff. I'm not sure whether this indicates a ward or two for ill PoWs or work details (such as maintenance).


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#4 LST_164

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:40 PM

Not an answer, I know, but in the old 1930 CWGC Register of War Graves in the county of Glamorgan, there was only one German POW grave listed, and he was over at Tonna, Neath.

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