Canadian in Karlsruhe and Freiberg in 1918

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by rlaughton, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. rlaughton


    I was fortunate enough to be given a copy of my grandfather's diary for his time as a POW in the First World War. Grandfather Kennedy attested in Canada and served with the PPCLI (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry). He was wounded at Ypres, after which he attended Officers' School in the UK and re-attested with the Royal Irish Rifles (the family was still in Belfast).

    J. A. C. Kennedy as a Guest of the Kaiser

    Name and first name(s): KENNEDY Josias Alexander Chancellor
    Date of birth: 03.03.1896
    Place of birth: Belfast
    Rank: 2. Lieutenant
    Unit: 12. Royal Irish Rifles Corps, 36. Div.
    Date and place of capture: 21.03.1918, St Quentin
    Places of detention: Prisoner of war in German hands, detained in Karlsruhe Offiziere Camp, coming from Bachant (according to a list dated 02.04.1918). Present in Offiziere Camp in Freiburg i. B., coming from Karlsruhe (according to a list dated 17.04.1918).
    From Two lists issued by German authorities.
  2. Barnbarroch

    Barnbarroch New Member

    Hi Richard,
    My great uncle Frank Vans Agnew was in Karlsruhe for a few months in early 1917; I have a few photos from then, if you are interested. (there's no mention of your grandfather in the diary, I'm afraid).

    Memoir of the Trenches, Tanks and Captivity 1914 – 1919 by Frank Vans Agnew (Ed. Jamie Vans) is to be published in about April 2014 by Pen & Sword Books.
  3. rlaughton


    Thanks for the notice about the book - are you the editor? I will watch for a notice - maybe we can pre-purchase?

    I noticed that the link to my grandfathers war diary is not correct - probably from when I started rebuilding the Laughton site. I have not finished that work so let me put a few links here that are directed to the PRISONER OF WAR files:


    GREAT WAR 1914-1921 on

    PRISONER Jack Kennedy PPCLI 51288 on

    PRISONER of WAR DIARY on the mirror site until that is moved

    If there is a way to edit previous posts can someone let me know?
  4. Barnbarroch

    Barnbarroch New Member

    Hi Richard,
    Wow, you've done loads of work! And yes, I'll let you know when I have a definite publication date.

    If you're logged in there is a little 'Edit' link at the bottom of your post, isn't there?
  5. Barnbarroch

    Barnbarroch New Member

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