Max Metzger

Born: Frankfurt, Germany, 27 April 1917

Profession in country of origin: Gardener

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany in 1939

Documents

Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee   
                                         
Surname: Metzger
Forename: Max
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 27/04/1917 in Frankfurt 
Nationality: German 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 712 106
Home Office ref: C 951 
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent 
Normal occupation: Gardener
Present occupation: 
Name and address of employer: - 
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a
Date 16.10.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes 
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 

Tribunal District: Richborough Camp Tribunal 7
Signature of Tribunal (?) Sudgen

Source: National Arrives, Home Office: Aliens Department: Internees Index, 1939-1947.

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  • Kitchener camp, Richborough, Max Metzger, Pioneer Corps Army Form E531, Part II, 18 December 1939
  • Kitchener camp, Richborough, Max Metzger, Pioneer Corps Army Form E531, Part VI, 18 December 1939
  • Kitchener camp, Max Metzger, Pioneer Corps Army Form E531, Military History Sheet, 18 December 1939
  • Kitchener camp, Richborough, Max Metzger, Industry Group and Occuptional Classification, Vegetable and flower gardener, 69 Coy, AMPC, 5 March 1941
  • Kitchener camp, Max Metzger, Pioneer Corps Army Form A 2012, Enlistment form - "either of whose parents was not at birth a British subject", 3 December 1939
  • Kitchener camp, Max Metzger, Pioneer Corps, 69 Company, Not willing to be employed overseas, "In the event of my capture I might be treated by the enemy as a traitor, and/or my relatives resident in enemy or enemy occupied territory might be subject to enemy reprisals, 14 August 1941
  • Kitchener camp, Max Metzger, Pioneer Corps, Application upheld, 19 August 1941
  • Kitchener camp, Max Metzger, Pioneer Corps, Army Form B200B, NRIC, DIRE/10/190, Enlisted at Richborough, End of service 19 January 1946, Discharged 10 February 1954
  • Kitchener camp, Max Metzger, Pioneer Corps, Army Form B200B, NRIC, DIRE/10/190, Enlisted at Richborough, End of service 19 January 1946, Discharged 10 February 1954 (bottom of previous page)
  • Kitchener camp, Max Metzger, Military History Sheet (cont.d), 1939/45 Star, France and Germany Star
  • Kitchener camp, Max Metzger, Pioneer Corps, Army Form B103-I, Service and Casualty Form, AMPC, 1 February 1946
  • Kitchener camp, Richborough, Max Metzger, AMPC forms, 69 Coy, British Expeditionary Force to France, Changed Army number and name on 28 June 1943, Standard trade test as an electrician - passed
  • Kitchener camp, Richborough, Max Metzger, Service and Casualty Form, Part II, Class A release to Royal Army Reserve
  • Kitchener camp, Max Metzger, Army Form B102 - Strength on transfer, Class A release
  • Kitchener camp, Max Metzger, Army Form B102 - Pioneer Corps, 69 Company, 137 Company, 114 Company, Class A release, reverse
  • Kitchener camp, Max Metzger, Discharge of Aliens: ID certificate, Appendix C, Address - Austrian Centre, Association of Austrians in Great Britain, 126 Westbourne Terrace, London W2, Police registration in London, 19 January 1946
  • Kitchener camp, Richborough, Max Metzger, Pioneer Corps, Notification of impending release, 114 Company, "Has been employed as interpreter (German) in this Company and has proved of inestimable value. Is willing & reliable", 16 January 1946

Documents submitted by Mark Proctor for his grandfather Max Metzger (Butcher).