SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
Meltzer as a POW at Island Farm
Special Camp 11
Generalleutnant Rudolph Meltzer
PW NO: A938956
DATE: 2nd May 45
13 June 1888
PLACE OF BIRTH: Fuerstenwalde a.d. Spree
PLACE OF DEATH:
OCCUPATION: Reg Soldier
HAIR COLOUR: Blonde
EYE COLOUR: Grey
NEXT OF KIN: Irmgard Meltzer, Klinken
bei Oldersloe b Luebeck, (British Zone)
Commands & Assignments
- Seekadett: 1 April
- Transferred to Reserve:
1 April 1909
- Fahnenjunker: 10
- Leutnant (Telegraphen-Bataillon
Nr.2): 16 November 1910
1 October 1935
- Oberst: 1 March
- Generalmajor: 1
1 March 1945
- 5 July 1938: Commander,
Signal Troops, Border Command Kaiserslautern.
- 1 September 1939:
Commander, Signals Regiment 413.
- 16 September 1939:
Signals Leader, XXIV Army Corps.
- 24 October 1939:
Commander, Signals Regiment 511.
- 1 May 1940: SignalsLeader,
Border Sector South and commander of Field Signals Kdtr. 2.
- 1 June 1940: Signals
Leader, General Government (Poland).
- 1 September 1940:
Signal Leaders, Westbefest.
- 15 January 1941-23
June 1941: Signal Leaders, Armed Forces Commander Bohemia and Moravia.
- 1 July 1941: Signals
Leader, Verf. St. Wien.
- 1 August 1941: Signals
Leader, Armed Forces Commander Ukraine.
- 1 November 1943:
Signals Leader, Military Commander Italy.
- 5 December 1944:
Signals Leader, Army Group F.
- 19 January 1945:
Signals Leader, Army Group Weichsal [Vistula ].
- 2nd May 1945 - May
1948 British Prisoner of War
- 9th January
1946 transferred to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from Camp 1
- 12th May 1948
transferred to Camp 186 for repatriation
& Awards (included):
Cross in Silver: 13 April 1943, Generalmajor, Senior Wehrmacht Communications
Iron Cross, 1st Class (1914)
Iron Cross, 2nd Class (1914)
Merit Cross, 1st Class with Swords
Merit Cross, 2nd Class with Swords
Princely Hohenzollern Honor Cross, 3rd Class with Swords
Honor Cross, 3rd Class with Swords
of Honor for Combatants 1914-1918
Forces Long Service Award, 1st Class (25-year Service Cross)
Forces Long Service Award, 3rd Class (12-year Service Medal)
to see photos of Generalleutnant Rudolf Meltzer in the company of fellow prisoners
of war at Island Farm.
to see other local pictures of Rudolph Meltzer whilst a POW.
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