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Prisoner Of War Camp (First World War)

Site Name Caolasnacon

Classification Prisoner Of War Camp (First World War)

Canmore ID 332717

Site Number NN16SW 42

NGR NN 13895 61063

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lismore And Appin (Lochaber)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Argyll

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (11 November 2013)

A First World War prisoner of war camp is listed under the name of Caolas-na-Con 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 Caolas na Con was built to accommodate German PoWs who were building the road along the southern side of Loch Leven. An explosives magazine probably associated with the work has been located by Briscoe at NN 1385 6121 and it is likely that the camp was in this vicinity.

A painting of the camp in 1918 shows the presence of at least five huts, within a barbed wire fence.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 6 November 2013.


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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