Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:22 pm
As has been discussed before, Limburg was a head camp and a registration camp. Many prisoners registered there never actually saw the camp so the fact that it appears on his records unfortunately means very little. If it had been 1915 or 1916 then it may have meant more but not in 1918. The process is not fully understood (by me) but it appears that the prisoners, certainly those taken in 1918, and remember there were more British taken prisoner then than there had been in the whole of the previous four years, were registered at Limburg and possibly some other camps as a means of administration. They were not on the Limburg postal system and received no parcels etc and were not allocated work by Limburg but were, over a period of time, allocated to other camps, sometimes going straight to a sub camp from the front (where they were often detained for long periods under terrible conditions) and not even making an appearance at the allocated head camp.