Willi Reissner – Photos

Willi Reissner – born in Seelow, Germany, 5 December 1919

Occupation in country of origin: skins business

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany, 14 April 1939

Kitchener camp, Victoria Seelow Football Team. Willi is the tall one in the middle of the second row of boys. Their cousin, Heinz Philippsborn, referred to in the letters, is also in the photo, second row, third from left.
Will Reissner, Victoria Seelow Football Team. Willi is the tall one in the middle of the second row of boys. Willi’s brother, Joachim, is second from right in the second row of boys. A cousin, Heinz Philippsborn, referred to in family letters, is also in the photo, second row, third from left.
Kitchener camp, Reissner family, Joachim Reissner, Joachim’s Barmitzvah, 1936
Kitchener camp, Reissner family, Left to right: Willi, sister Ruth (who was murdered in Riga), father, Louis, mother, Martha and brother, Joachim, at Joachim’s Barmitzvah, 1936
Kitchener camp, Willi Reissner, 1939
Kitchener camp, Willi Reissner (left), 1939
‘Some Victims of the Nazi Terror’ magazine
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner
Kitchener camp, army photograph, 1939/40
Kitchener camp, army photograph, 1939/40
Will Reissner is standing on the far left, back row
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner
Willi Reissner, army photograph, reverse, names
Willi Reissner, army photograph, reverse, names

[Editor’s note: These names are not easy to decipher, but comparing them to the 1939 Register, we think they include the following: Frederich Strassman, Moses (Max) Mordko Scherzer, Erwin Kohn, Andy Rosenmeyer, Harold Rossney, Harrison (?), A. F. Howards (?), Peter Ganz, E. Garchner (?), (?) Black, Ronald (?), (?) Wolfe, Herbert (?), and a man from 246 Coy (?). Please get in touch if you can help with – or recognise – any of these names.]

 If you can identify any more of the names on the back (above) with the men in the photograph below, please do get in touch. And if you know any of the names we can’t decipher, it would also be good to hear from you.

Willi Reissner and colleagues in the Auxilliary Military Pioneer Corps, Peter Ganz, Arthur Morgenthau, Arthur Isdale, Ralph Kleiman, Helmuth Rosettenstein, Moses Mordko Scherzer
Willi Reissner and colleagues in the Auxilliary Military Pioneer Corps, Peter Ganz, Arthur Morgenthau, Arthur Isdale, Ralph Kleiman, Helmuth Rosettenstein, Moses Mordko Scherzer
Kitchener camp, Willi Reissner
Willi Reissner, in Pioneer Corps uniform
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner
Kitchener camp, Willi Reissner
Willi Reissner, in Pioneer Corps uniform, reverse of photograph, 26 October 1941
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner
PKitchener camp, Pioneer Corps, Willi Reissner
Pioneer Corps, Willi Reissner is on the far left
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner
Kitchener camp, Willi Reissner
Willi Reissner, Pioneer Corps, second from the left, in the top row
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner
Kitchener camp, Willi Reissner, Pioneer Corps uniform
Willi Reissner, Pioneer Corps uniform
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner
Kitchener camp, Willi Reissner, Pioneer Corps
Kitchener camp, Willi Reissner, on the left, Pioneer Corps, HQ II
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner
Kitchener camp, Willi Reissner
Willi Reissner, Pioneer Corps, third from the right, in the top row
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner
Will Reissner, British Army, Hesedorf bei Bremervörde, 15 August 1945
Will Reissner on the left, British Army, Hesedorf bei Bremervörde, 15 August 1945
Hesedorf bei Bremervörde, reverse, 15 August 1945
Hesedorf bei Bremervörde, reverse, 15 August 1945, Jacky Kirkwood
Willi Reissner, Pioneer Corps, 1945
Willi Reissner, Pioneer Corps, 1945
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner
Willi Reissner, Pioneer Corps, 1945
Willi Reissner, Pioneer Corps, 1945, reverse
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner
Willi Reissner, British Army, nd
Willi Reissner, back row, fourth from the right, British Army
Willi Reissner, awarded the War Medal, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal and the 1939-1945 Star
Pioneer Corps, Willi Reissner, awarded the War Medal, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal and the 1939-1945 Star
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner
Pioneer Corps, Willi Reissner, awarded the War Medal, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal and the 1939-1945 Star
Pioneer Corps, Willi Reissner, awarded the War Medal, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal and the 1939-1945 Star
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner