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Foich Lodge, Prisoner Of War Camp

Cemetery (First World War), Prisoner Of War Camp (First World War)

Site Name Foich Lodge, Prisoner Of War Camp

Classification Cemetery (First World War), Prisoner Of War Camp (First World War)

Alternative Name(s) Braemore Prisoner Of War Camp

Canmore ID 332702

Site Number NH18SE 25

NGR NH 18550 83421

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lochbroom
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (8 October 2013)

A First World War prisoner of war camp is listed in the 1919 'List of Places of Internment' in Britain, its colonies and dominions. German soldiers, other than officers and senior NCOs, could be put to work that did not directly further the prosecution of the war. The camp at Braemoor was built to accommodate about 150 German PoWs who were to provide a labour force for the men of the Canadian Forestry Corps, who were working in the local forests.

The camp is reported as having been at the south side of Loch Broom, on the east side of the river below Foich. There is only one small area of flat ground in that area on which huts could have been built. Modern maps show the location of a small graveyard just to the north ( NH 18551 83445), and this may be the site of the graves of eight German soldiers who died in the influenza pandemic of 1919, who were refused burial in the local cemetery.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 8 October 2013.

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Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.

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