Crefeld PoW camp 1914 -15 by Capt. Pat Somerville

Part 4 of my grandfather Captain GHRB ‘Pat’ Somerville’s account of his experiences as a prisoner of war after he was captured at Zonnebeke near Ypres in November 1914. A professional soldier, he was born May 1,1893 in Wicklow, Ireland. He served in the 2nd Batt. Royal Warwickshire Regt. I visited Krefeld exactly one hundred…

Footsteps: to Ypres a hundred years on

I went to Zonnebeke, Belgium in early December 2014 to see the area in which my grandfather Lt. Pat Somerville was captured on Oct 21st 1914. Read his account here. This first battle of Ypres fought only two months after the outbreak of war was where in a sense the war was won, neither Ypres the…