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WW1 Royal Irish Fusiliers Prisoner of War Cover Brückenkopf in Torgau PC Censor 1916


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WW1 Royal Irish Fusiliers Prisoner of War Cover Brückenkopf in Torgau PC Censor 1916


WW1 Prisoner of War cover mailed cancelled with the machine LONDON .W datestamp 6 JUN 16 and addressed to:

Captain Victor Olphert

Royal Irish Fusiliers 

Officer Gefangenen Lager

Torgau a.d Elbe

Camp Bruckenkofp

Groupe 21

Deutschland 

Shows in the red the cachet of the British Censor applied on posting POST FREE P.C. PRISONERS OF WAR and in violet the cachet of the TORGAU censor. 

Albert Victor Olphert of the Royal Irish Fusiliers (1887 - 1967) appears to have been a career soldier, joining the Army in 1909, landing in France with the 1st/2nd Irish Fusiliers August 1914 and at some point taken POW.

War Office list 5504 dated 2/18 reports he arrived in Holland as a transferred POW for Internment (this typically happened to wounded or sick prisoners), with a further report released POW arrived London 2/19. 

Condition as shown: Some edge marking and small tear at base

ID: 30097



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