Somes Prisoners

Somes Island Internees as at 24 December 1942

The following list names the 182 internees held on Somes Island on 24 December 1942. They numbered 97 Germans, 29 Italians, 50 Japanese and Thailanders, and 6 of various other nationalities. Access to the personal files of these men is restricted unless the former internee applies himself, or proof is provided that the POW concerned is now deceased.  (Source: National Archives, Wellington, NZ, File AAAR 493/3, J 1940/50/8, Hildebrand, Wilhelm Hugo) 

Germans

Name Date of Internment Remarks
Ahlborn, A.H. 31.8.1940  
Alberts, C.J. 14.2.1940  
Asch, H.W. 5.6.1940  
Behnke, W.H. 23.12.1941  
Belin, G. 24.12.1939  
Berking, R.P. 27.11.1939  
Blickle, R. 24.12.1940  
Blumhardt, D. 23.4.1942 Naturalised British Subject
Blumhardt, J.  17.2.1940 Naturalised British Subject
Brahne, B.H. 17.5.1941  
Brahne, L.H. 29.12.1941  
Brahne, O.E. 17.5.1941  
Braunias, J. 31.5.1940  
Coberger, O.A. 7.9.1940  
David, F. 11.5.1942  
David, R. 11.5.1942  
Dibbern, G.J. 12.2.1941 (see dedicated website)
Divis, J. 16.2.1941  Naturalised British Subject
Ferschman, F. 2.12.1939  
Finke, H. 2.9.1940  
Fischer, Q.A. 24.12.1939  
Franck, P.L.E. 25.3.1941  
Froh, H.W. 18.12.1940 Naturalised British Subject
Gorodiski, H.H. 15.2.1941  
Gebauer, F.R. 27.11.1939  
Gebauer, R.H.K. 27.11.1939  
Gosche, F.A.L. 11.5.1942  
Graf, J.E. 22.9.1942 British. Born in New Zealand
Grapengiesser, M. 24.12.1939  
Grapengiesser, M.H. 6.9.1940  
Grapengiesser, R.F.  8.12.1940  
Gernert, H.J. 30.11.1940  
Guttenbeil, H. 29.12.1941 (Died Pahiatua camp 15/6/1943) 
Guttenbeil, G. 29.12.1941  
Heindl, O. 23.12.1941  
Hessman, P.A. 27.11.1939  
Hildebrandt, W.H. 21.6.1940 Naturalised British Subject
Hintz, H.M. 6.1.1941  
Hollander, D.D. 16.11.1940 British. Born in New Zealand
Jahnke, F.M. 27.11.1939  
Jahnke, W.E.  27.11.1939  
Jahnke, W.W.W. 11.5.1942  
Junge, H.K. 23.10.1942 Naturalised British Subject
Kaushaw, O. 24.5.1942  
Kersten, F.N. 24.12.1939  
Kruse, F.W. 27.11.1939  
Kruse, J.E. 11.5.1942 ?
Kruse, J.E. 11.5.1942 ?
Krieger, J. 11.5.1942  
Lanzinger, H. 15.12.1940  
Leonhard, F.L. 30.9.1942 Naturalised British Subject
Leuschke, A. 24.12.1939 Naturalised British Subject
Lundt, O.C. 2.4.1942  
Merten, A. 11.5.1942  
Meyer, K.M.H.A. 11.5.1942  
Mueller, P.  17.2.1940  
Nathan, H.A. 24.12.1940  
Mauer, T.G.  11.5.1942  
Nehm, F.E. 23.12.1941  
Nehring, B. 10.9.1940 released 23.10.1942, re-interned 25.10.1942
Nordell, C. 1.4.1942  
Ostermann, W.H. 17.5.1942  
Rasch, O. 11.5.1942  
Riethmaier, G.O.H. 24.12.1939 See obituary 22 May 2004
Retzlaff, H.P. 27.11.1939  
Sanft, O. 29.12.1941  
Sanft, R. 29.12.1941  
Schaafhausen, A. 11.9.1942  
Schaumkel, F. 11.5.1942  
Schaumkel, C. 29.12.1941  
Schechinger, O. 12.2.1931? (1941?) Naturalised British Subject
Schmalkuchen, K. 11.5.1942  
Schmidt, K.W. 24.12.1939  
Schmidt, P. 11.5.1942  
Schmuser, R.F. 24.5.1942  
Schober, F.  3.5.1941  
Schober, L.A. 29.12.1941  
Schreiber, L.C. 16.2.1940  
Schroeder, H.H. 11.9.1942  
Schroeder, K.O. 8.3.1941  
Schulke, A. 29.12.1941  
Spemann, J.W. 11.5.1942  
Strewe, O. 30.11.1940  
Stoebener, P.  23.12.1941  
Stunzner, F.O.C. 27.11.1939  
Stunzner, K.F.M. 27.11.1939  
Tiedemann, C. 11.5.1942  
Von Zeddelmann, G.R.E. 30.11.1940  
Wetzell, A.A. 27.11.1939  
Wetzell, R. 27.11.1939  
Wild, K. 16.2.1940  
Witzke, K. 29.12.1941  
Wolfgramm, F. 17.5.1941  
Wolfgramm, O.  29.12.1941  
Wolfgramm, W. 17.5.1941  
Wulf, T.D.S. 11.5.1942  
Zuchschwerdt, H. 23.12.1941  

Various Nationalities

Aasen, D. 10.9.1942 Norwegian
Aberle, L.  1.9.1942 Austrian
Banfield, E.F. 19.6.1940 released 13.11.1940, re-interned 8.5.1942, Spanish
de Zilvano, B. 1.6.1942 French
von Lichenstein, F.N.B. 6.9.1940 Polish
Skardarasy, F. 18.2.1942 Austrian

Italians

Aprea, A.   12.6.1940  
Aprea, L.  12.7.1940  
Alberino, G.M.  18.5.1942 British subject. Born in NZ
Bartolini, A. 1.7.1940  
Bombardiere, L. 23.3.1942 Naturalised British Subject
Casa, P. 15.7.1940  
Colussi, A.   22.6.1940 Naturalised British Subject
Comis, F. 12.6.1940  
Cincotta, D. 21.6.1940  Naturalised British Subject
Dallariva, A.  24.5.1942  
De Podesta, C. 31.8.1940  
Di Somma, N. 25.6.1940  
Furlan, G.  23.8.1940  Naturalised British Subject
Galli, L.C.  30.7.1941 Naturalised British Subject (Australia)

Lamaachia, A. 

22.6.1940 Naturalised British Subject

Lamaachia, G.

16.6.1940  Naturalised British Subject

Loschiavo, G. 

2.7.1942  Naturalised British Subject

Lo Guidice, S. 

1.10.1940  

Lupi, A. 

3.4.1942  British subject. Born in NZ

Lupi, H. 

12.6.1940 Naturalised British Subject

Monti, L. 

13.12.1940  

Paino, G.

12.6.1940  Naturalised British Subject

Painogonda, E. 

12.2.1941  

Picone, V. Jnr. 

24.6.1940 British subject. Born in NZ

Roggero, J.A.

5.5.1941  

Sartori, A. 

16.6.1940  

Serci, V. 

12.6.1940 Naturalised British Subject

Tavan, A.

31.8.1941  

Volpicelli, L. 

15.2.1941  

Japanese & Thailanders

Apibalsree, A. 

4.3.1942  Thailander

Banno, G.

29.12.1941  

Faruoka, S. 

23.12.1941  

Haginaka, K.

23.12.1941  

Hagitani, K. 

23.12.1941  
Hagitani, R. 23.12.1941  
Hamaguchi, S. 23.12.1941  

Hiramatsu, N. 

23.12.1941  
Iwishita, I. 23.12.1941  
Joshita, S.  29.12.1941  
Kado, H. 23.12.1941  

Kaji, R. 

23.12.1941  
Kalayasiri, B. 4.3.1942 Thailander

Kameda, K. 

14.3.1942  Naturalised British subject

Kanatani, S. 

23.12.1941  
Katsuki, T. 23.12.1941  
Khoda, T. 29.12.1941  
Kita, G.  23.12.1941  

Kiuchi, S. 

23.12.1941  
Kiyone, S. 29.12.1941  
Kiyono, G. 23.12.1941  
Kunioka, H. 8.4.1942  Naturalised British subject

Kuniyoshi, K. 

23.12.1941  
Minami, A. 23.12.1941  
Minami, S. 29.12.1941  

Minami, T.

23.12.1941  
Nagano, A. 23.12.1941  
Nagashima, K. 29.12.1941  
Nakao, J. 29.12.1941  

Nikada, T. 

23.12.1941  
Nishi, K. 29.12.1941  
Oshiro, M. 23.12.1941  
Oshiro, Z. 23.12.1941  

Ota, K. 

29.12.1941  
Oyagawa, K.  23.12.1941  
Saito, M. 29.12.1941  
Saraniyama, Y. 4.3.1942  Thailander

Saraye, I.

29.12.1941  
Shiosaki, M.  23.12.1941  
Shima, Z.  23.12.1941  
Sonta, J. 23.12.1941  

Taiji, S. 

29.12.1941  
Tone, M. 23.12.1941  
Tone, G. 23.12.1941  
Uehara, T. 23.12.1941  

Ueno, T. 

29.12.1941  

Uno, M. 

23.12.1941  
Urita, T. 23.12.1941  
Yamashita, K. 29.12.1941  
Yamasaki, H. 23.12.1941