Austrian Prisoners of War (26 May 1915)

On May 26, the Berliner Journal reported on the arrest of 51 Austrians in Guelph. The newspaper stated that six Austrians had come to the police station, asking to get arrested as they had no jobs and could not make a living. Thereupon the police commissioner in Ottawa commanded that every Austrian in Guelph should be arrested. 51 Austrians voluntarily got arrested and were brought to the detention camp in Toronto where they would be employed until the end of the war.

BJ-1915-05-26-Austrian Prisoners of War

(“Gefangenentransport in Guelph” Berliner Journal, 26 May 1915)