Prisoners of War in Norton - WW1 and WW2



WW1 German Prisoners of War


These PoWs held at Norton in WW2 were housed in the camp on the west side of Meadowhead.  The footprint of many of the huts here is preserved by the footprint of houses erected on Robert Road in the inter-war years. 





INSPECTION REPORT 1917


Swiss Legation Report following a visit to Coal Aston PoW Working Camp in February 1917.


Photographed at the National Archives, Kew in 2017. 

INSPECTION REPORT 1918


Swiss Legation Report following a visit to Coal Aston PoW Working Camp in February 1918.


Photographed at the National Archives, Kew in 2017. 




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PoW RATIONS 1918


Food Rations for German Prisoners of War in March 1918, issued by the Prisoner Of War Department of the War Office following "certain reductions in the scale of rations for these prisoners"


Photographed at the National Archives, Kew in 2017. 



WW2 German Prisoners of War


PoWs held at Norton in WW2 were housed in a camp on CIderhill Lane./ nr Jordanthorpe House.

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