What can these records tell me?

Discover your South Lancashire Regiment ancestor in this index of prisoners of war from 1914 to 1918. This collection has been obtained through Warrington Museum & Art Gallery. Additional information about these records can be found on the source’s website.

Each result will provide you with a transcript of some or all of the following fields:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Year
  • Soldier number
  • Rank
  • Rank as transcribed
  • Regiment
  • Details of ‘adopter' sending parcels — the Regimental Care Committee for Prisoners of War of the South Lancashire Regiment encourages individuals to sponsor prisoners; sponsors would then take on the responsibility of paying for ’their’ prisoners
  • When added home address
  • On bread and tobacco list at new address as of
  • Other details
  • Where prisoner held
  • County
  • Country
  • Source website

An individual may have more than one entry. This would happen when a prisoner was moved to a different camp or when a prisoner received a new sponsor.

The abbreviation c/o is common in this collection and stands for crossed out.