MHG58779 - Prisoner of War Camp - Nethy Bridge


A WWI prisoner of war camp is listed as 'Nethy Bridge' in the 1919 'List of Places of Internment'. It precise location is not known.

Type and Period (1)

  • PRISONER OF WAR CAMP (First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A First World War prisoner of war camp is listed as 'Nethy Bridge (see under Seafield)' in the 1919 'List of Places of Internment' in Britain, its colonies and dominions. Unfortunately, the list contains no entry for 'Seafield'. There were, however, Seafield Cottages in or near Nethy Bridge, but these have not been located. German soldiers, other than officers and senior NCOs, could be put to work that did not directly further the prosecution of the war. The camp at Nethy Bridge was built to accommodate German PoWs who were to provide a labour force for the men of the Canadian Forestry Corps, who were working in the local forests.
Recorded as part of the HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project 2013. <1> <2> <3>

The precise locationof the POW camp is unknown, and recorded here as a four figure grid reference (NJ 00 20) on edge of Nethy Bridge.

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Grid reference Centred NJ 0000 2000 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NJ02SW

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