22 August 1917: 2 Skipton POWs captured near Ypres

On 22 August 1917 two German soldiers were captured who would later be imprisoned at Skipton Camp. Both were captured in Belgium.

Private Emil Hückelheim was captured near the village of Zillebeke to the south-east of Ypres. He was severely wounded with shrapnel wounds to his mouth and left eye, which was later enucleated (or removed).

2nd Lieutenant Alfred Luckey was also captured near Ypres. He lived up to his name by being taken prisoner without being wounded.

THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE, JULY-NOVEMBER 1917  A German shell burst near Zillebeke, 22 August, 1917. Copyright: © IWM (Q 5901). 

Hückelheim did not enter Skipton Camp until August 1918, but Luckey entered the camp with the second batch of officers on 19 January 1918.