DCSIMG

German waiters at Christ’s Hospital - August 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

The final sentence is particularly interesting, revealing how ‘ordinary’ people can get embroiled in war.

“Whilst some Territorials have been quartered in Newhaven Workhouse, the Christ’s Hospital palatial pile of buildings, with the exception of some of the master’s houses, is set apart for German prisoners of war.

“As we stated last week, there were by the weekend about 150 prisoners, including the officers and sailors rescued from the German mine-layer ‘Koenigin Luise’ sunk by the cruiser Birmingham.

“Since Saturday many more have arrived. Early on Monday morning a special train reached West Horsham with 219 prisoners, mainly waiters.”

 

Comments

 
 

Back to the top of the page