After my last post showing the camp, this one shows more of the German POWs themselves. They arrived at Frimley station (you can see the buffers in the last image) and were marched along the Chobham Road to the Frith Hill detention centre. The POWs numbers also contained Austrian and German civilians interred at the same time as their military compatriots. Injured soldiers were taken in motor vehicles along with the luggage.
The locals were out in force to see this impressive sight, and many presented the POWs with gifts of food and tobacco.
The Illustrated News article dated September 23rd 1914, states that a few days earlier some 1600 POWs had arrived at Aldershot and were transferred to the camp, which is now the site of Pine Ridge golf course.
The first image in this set, shows some POW’s waiting at Frimley station before their march. This postcard was used, and had been posted by George Nyren Mugridge to his wife, Alice, in Portsmouth.
In it he says
"Dear A, I will answer letter tomorrow. This is some of the nuts what we look after.