17 August 1917: Friedrich Ibscher captured at Langemarck
Promoted non-commissioned officer Friedrich Ibscher was captured at Langemarck on 17 August 1917. He was from Straubing, a small town in the north of Bavaria. He served with the 13th Bavarian Reserve Regiment. He was a member of the third batch of German officers to enter Skipton Camp on 21 January 1918.
THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE, JULY-NOVEMBER 1917 Battle of Langemarck. Shell bursting in the ruins of Boezinge Station. The remains of a train can be seen in the distance. In the foreground, a smashed up trench in the revetting of which railway sleepers were used, 17 August 1917. Copyright: © IWM (Q 5890).