POW camp 38 Ruthin North Wales

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by Lindele, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    This POW camp, also called Pool Park Camp Ruthin Denbigshire North Wales was supposed to be pretty small and held only few prisoners up until 1947. Is there still something there to be seen? Any knowledge as to where the prisoners were from? Any records with names and nationalities available?

  2. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    Hello Stefan,

    I think this might be the place you are looking for:


    'World War 2 camp for Italian prisoners of war, consisting of several huts to the west of the B5105 road and a sewage works on the opposite side, set within the grounds of Pool Park (nprn 27812). Several buildings and the sewage works are shown on the OS 6in map of 1953 but these have been cleared by the time of the survey for the 1975 edition. The barracks for personnel serving at the camp was built in Park Road, Ruthin (nprn 403998).
    B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 31 January 2006.'

  3. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

  4. Owen

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  5. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Hi CS and Owen,

    thanks a lot for the information. I have a claim that there were also prisoners from Germany. May be this changed during the war and starting of with Italiens, but in 1944/1945 the Italiens were send home or put in other places and other nationalities arrived.

  6. Tonia Whewell

    Tonia Whewell New Member

    My boss's father was based at the camp after the war. He was from Frankfurt and had been in the SS during the war. He drove a farm vehicle and worked on the land.

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