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Prisoner of War in German/Polish Border

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posted on 2024-06-05, 20:04 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

The contributor's mother was a German woman named Freda Sofia. Her father's name was Samuel Quigley, and he was a prisoner of war who worked in a farm in the Polish-German border. He escaped from the farm in a cart with Tony and Tom Pyper. At the end of the war, he got married in London. Terry was born in 1946. He worked in Ballykinler, the Irish Guards, the B-Specials, and then the security of Ballycastle. Samuel and Freda spoke to each other in German. One of the contributors has heard stories from grandparents about boats, possibly belonging to a Russian soldier, and about hiding in a cart. Mourne Observer ran a story in late eighties or early nineties.


Item list and details

1. Selection of photographs

Person the story/items relate to

Samuel Quigley (and his wife Freda Sofia)

Person who shared the story/items

Carol Sophia Quigley and Margaret Rose Quigley

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor


Type of submission

Shared at The Linen Hall, Belfast on 17 June 2023.

Record ID

97933 | BEL009