I am involved in some research concerning a member of the East Lancashire Regiment, who was discharged from the army at his own request in 1909 having completed 18 years service.
He was arrested in Germany shortly after the outbreak of WW1 and according to records at TNA, was found to be in possession of a map/plan of the naval base at Cuxhaven. He was tried, convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment with hard labour.
He is noted on the CWGC website as having died in MAy 1917, however, the records from TNA, show he died in 1915 and was buried in the prison grounds.
Does anyone know if German court papers relating to his trial will have survived?
Any help would be most welcome.