Prisoners of War - World War One Merchant Navy

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    liverpool annie New Member

    .................. and World War Two

    World War 1

    The Board of Trade, Marine Department had government responsibility for merchant seamen. The correspondence can be found in the MT 9 series where Prisoner of War pieces are marked with the text “Code 106” in the National Archives Catalogue entries. A few additional items are listed under Code 32 “Deaths” and Code 48 which has two files related to the death of Charles Algernon FRYATT, the captain of the SS Brussels who was executed by the Germans.
    In order to share information with a long list of interested parties including government departments, ship-owners, unions, associations and Journals, the Board of Trade printed a list of all merchant seamen held prisoners and their location.


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