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#1 zemartini

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:30 PM

I'm trying toresearch my Grand-Uncle, William Austin who served with the 2nd BattalionKings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, service number 10756.

Does anyone have any information on where and when he became a POW or where I canlook and if possible, does anyone have any information on the Dielingen workcamp (POW camp?). Any help very much appreciated.

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Simon




#2 Doug Johnson

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:04 PM

Could the camp be Dillingen? see here

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#3 zemartini

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:30 AM

Hi Doug thank you for your reply, but itís not likely.

I forgot to mention that my grand uncle died as a POW andthe family at the time were sent an official certificate of death, from the Germanauthorities at Minden. From the certificateis states that he died at Dielingen working camp. Iíll try to attach it as ajpg file.

Now I know Dielingen and Minden is in the District of Lubbeckeand I have found quite a bit on the camp at Minden, which seems to have beenthe main administration centre for all the camps in the region, but I just cannotfind anything about this camp at Dielingen which is approx. 25miles NWW of Minden.

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