Monday, 23 April 2012

German POW - one lonely grave

Dear Readers,
I'm posting this in the hopes of  helping my friend, Robert Henderson - Homefront Museum and Artifacts (Regina, Saskatchewan) solve this mystery:

The Quest Continues - Who was this Unknown Soldier?

The quest for information relating to a unknown German Prisoner of War buried in the Whitewood Cemetary at Whitewood, Sask., is expanding.  Little is known about this almost forgotten World War Two veteran of the then enemy forces.  He apparently died on a West bound Prisoner of War train at Grenfell, Sask.  The next normal stopover location for necessary steam engine water was Whitewood. 

There, the body was removed and buried in the local cemetary, where it was marked by a wood cross, which presently has the inscription "UNKNOWN FOREIGN SOLDIER  WW11 POW".

How this individual became erased from the official files of German War dead is a mystery that none of the locals have been able to resolve. The grave site was drawn to the attention of Mr. Robert Henderson of the Homefornt Archives and Museum, Regina, Sask., and he has initiated extensive ongoing inquiries from other potential sources of information not yet contacted by the Whitewood local historians.

Perhaps you hold the key to resolving this mystery that time has developed.

Please contact the webmaster or homefront@sasktel. if you can assist in resolving this mystery.

Feel free to pass this on to others who may be able to shed some light on this intriguing story.

1 comment:

Karen Lange said...

I am sorry to say I cannot help with this mystery. Makes you wonder about his friend and family. I know if I were among them, I'd be grateful for any help I could get.

Have a good week,
Karen