Posted 05 February 2004 - 09:29 PM
I've just rooted out this book and it has alot on Templemore! Including an article on "360 German Soldiers interned at Leigh" (Leigh Chronicle feb 5th 1915) and photos of their arrival.
Furthermore, several of the Templemore men DID die at Leigh and their are excellent photos of their funerals:
Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Smidt, aged 25, fusilier of the 35th Regiment, shot whilst escaping 31st may 1915 (in paper 4/06/16)
Ernst Heinrich Rabbow, aged 21, private of 211th Reserve infantry Regt - died of consumption on 12th March 1916 (in paper on 17/03/16)
Paul Siegfied Kreiger, aged 19, of 241st Reserve Regt of German infatnry - died of illness on 16th May 1916 (in paper19/05/16)
Otto Gunther, aged 21, Private of the 212th German Reserve Infantry - died of enteric fever on 7th October 1916 (in paper 13/10/16).
All the above ARE buried in Cannock Chase in Stafforshire in the German cemetery
Hope this is of use - I must confess to being not a little jealous - I am really struggling to find anything about the inmatesof Yate!