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PostSubject: Football championships, Sherwood Foresters   5/3/2018, 11:45

Dear Sirs, Ladies and Gentlemen,

for years I am trying to find out about the life of my grandfather, Wilfried (sometimes Will, Willi) FRANK. Since he has left our family in 1951, I am trying to get as many Information that I can.

From an article in the public newspaper of Herford from 1950, I learned that he had trained the BAOR Team "Sherwood Foresters" in Football, to win the "Nordmeister" Championship, in his earlier vita. I wonder in which year and where this has been. Are there any records? Whom can I ask to help me, finding out more?

Any help is appreciated, thank you very much.

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Jochen Frank
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PostSubject: Re: Football championships, Sherwood Foresters   6/3/2018, 10:04

Jochen, Good day and welcome to the forum,

I hope somone might be able to help you. Can you send a copy of the newspaper please. Was your grandfather a German civillian or a British soldier?

It is possible you may have a problem placing the newspaper copy/photo here for 2 weeks, because you are a new member.

I have sent you a pm with my email address. If you send me by email any newspaper photocopies, I will  place them on here for you.

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Alan
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PostSubject: Re: Football championships, Sherwood Foresters   6/3/2018, 15:28

Thank you very much, Alan, for your help. Some additional facts about my grandfather:

Name and date/place of birth: Willfried Egon FRANK, born 16.Jan.1916 in Berlin Moabit (which is not proven yet - birth certificate cannot be found, was destroyed in war ???)

some kind of relation to Wolverhampton - either as Prisoner of War, or before the war, he trained with the Wolverhampton Wanderers Junior team ... we are waiting for an answer from the Wolves' Archivar

Thank you all so much for your help - we are working on this riddle for more than 5 years already.
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PostSubject: Re: Football championships, Sherwood Foresters   6/3/2018, 15:31



This is from the Herford public newspaper from Jan 21, 1950.
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PostSubject: Re: Football championships, Sherwood Foresters   6/3/2018, 15:44

Jochen,
I have received your pm.

Good that you have found a method of posting the newspaper report.

There might be a chance that an ex soldier will remember the Sherwood Foresters and the football training.

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PostSubject: Re: Football championships, Sherwood Foresters   9/3/2018, 10:43

Jochen

Welcome

Unfortunately I don't think we ever have had contact from a member of the Sherwood Foresters in the period you are researching and the small dedicated research team based on this site interests' are else where at present

However from my own working notes and postings in respect of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment on this site I believe the Sherwood Foresters where based in Manchester Barracks Goslar from 1948 till 1952. Goslar was a very popular posting for the British at the time with plenty of opportunity for sport. How/why your Grandfather (based in the Herford area?) got involved with their Championship Winning Side is a mystery. Will be interesting to know the reason if you ever find out
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PostSubject: Re: Football championships, Sherwood Foresters   10/3/2018, 11:02

Welcome Jochen

Further to JPW’s post, I can assist with the regimental locations in the early days of BAOR:

1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
24 Nov 45 – arrived from the United Kingdom via Hamm to Eslohe south-east of Neheim
1 Mar 46 – Recklinghausen
4 Jun 46 – Oldenburg
16 Jun 46 – Vancouver Barracks formally Caspari Kaserne Delmenhorst
20 Mar 47 – St Patrick’s Barracks formally Estorf Kaserne Hamburg-Wansbek
5 Mar 48 – Essex Barracks formally Mackensen Kaserne Hildesheim
15 Aug 48 – amalgamated with 2nd Battalion
24 Sep 48 – Manchester Barracks (Fleigerhorst Camp) Goslar
Jun 52 – to United Kingdom

The regiment produced a regular booklet “Maroon and Green” showing their activities, I have edition no 17 dated 20 Jul 46, unfortunately no mention of your grandfather, do not know how deep you want to go but if you Google “Maroon and Green Sherwood” you will see a full set is available at the Imperial War Museum

Best of luck with your research


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