WW1 POW’s return safely to Hinckley & Barwell

POW1918

DECEMBER 1918
Released Hinckley Captives
Nearly 50 Hinckley prisoners of war have now returned home, including Sergeants B. Essex and W. Randall, Privates E. DiIlon, H. Hartshorn, W. Chamberlain, H. Simmons, H. Fletcher, F. Mills, E. Plant, T.S. Payne, T. Hunter, W. Greenway, C. Hands, W Timson, W. Bolesworth, Corporal H. Preston, Privates T. Garrett, G.Hands, E Holtham, A. Payne, G. A. Dare, J. Preece, Alf Harding, Corporal J. Bailey, Privates F. Paul, C. Burman, Edward Payne, D. Eheat, P. Brown, H. Higginson and W. Robinson.
Sergeant W. Randall, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, captured in October 1914 states that when he left Germany for Holland in March of this year there were numbers of our men working in mines who had not seen daylight for 2.1/2 years.
Nine British prisoners of war – Captain L. Harvey, Privates Bowler, Bott, Geary, H. Clifford, Spetchley, Forman, Ward and Mawby – have been welcomed home to Barwell.

I have had access to local newspapers of the War years and came across this.

H. Hartshorn (Herbert) is one of my relatives. He was in the Leicestershire regiment.

By Fred Hartshorn

Retired Engineer but now am a Therapeutic Counselor and charity volunteer. Ex DJ. MBACP, BSc(Hon), DipComp, DipCoun. Interested in books, computing, family and local history. Budding artist. and Musician.

British Comics

Comics from the UK

AnnaCPage's Blog

Family history, Education, Girlguiding and Music

Life at Her Brightest

by Anna Trestain

Thoughts of a Leicester Socialist

Critical commentary on news in Leicester and beyond

Hinckley Helpers

People Helping People

Depression Comix

a comic about mental health by Clay Jonathan

PIPA Wall Art and Home Decor

Unique wall art & home decor items to beautify your interior spaces.

Jesus Without Baggage

For those attracted to Jesus but not to the baggage often attached to his message.

John Branyan

the funny thing about the truth

purplepersuasion

Mental health blog by a service user with bipolar disorder. Winner of the Mark Hanson Award for Digital Media at the Mind Media Awards

THE RIVER WALK

Daily Thoughts and Meditations as we journey together with our Lord.

%d bloggers like this: