news; newspaper; article; paperPeebleshire Advertiser – Two escaped German Prisoners of War recaptured near Stobs Camp

20 October 1916

Two escaped German prisoners who escaped on Wednesday afternoon from Stobo camp have been recaptured near Stobs Camp. The article describes the prisoners and what they were wearing. Both were able to speak a little English but with a German accent. Late on Wednesday night Scotland Yard issued the following message – “two German naval prisoners of war escaped today from Stobo camp, Peeblesshire. Their names are Rudolph Quenel and Alexander Ziolowski. Are both of medium height dressed in corduroys with a blue patch on back of coat and seat of trousers or may be in naval uniform. May have overcoats with a blue patch on back. The surrounding countryside is being vigoursly searched and it has been reported that traces of the fugitives have been discovered in the hill above Hawick”. Just before going into press, it was learnt that both men were captured early this morning sleeping on a destructor heap near Stobs camp.