On this day 100 years ago

14 June 1917

Musketeer Adolf Mau was captured at Arras in Northern France on 14 June 1917. He was in the 162nd Infantry Regiment. He had a slight gunshot wound to his right shoulder. He had been born in May 1896 and was just 21 years old. He was born and bred in Unna, a town in North Rhine-Westphalia which today has a population of around 60 000 people. He was initially taken to 2nd Western General Hospital in Manchester for treatment. In October 1917 he was transferred to the prisoner-of-war camp at Brocton in Staffordshire. He entered Raikeswood camp in Skipton on 25 January 1918. He was sent to Catterick in North Yorkshire in May 1918, and returned to Brocton that September.