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. A cousin, Heinz Philippsborn, referred to in family letters, is also in the photo, second row, third from left.
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 all easy to decipher, but comparing them to the 1939 Register, I think they include the following: Frederich Strassman, Moses (Max) Mordko Scherzer, Erwin Kohn, Andy Rosenmeyer, Harold Rossney, Harrison (?), A. F. Howards (?), * Ganz, E. Garchner (?), (?) Black, Ronald (?), (?) Wolfe, Herbert (?), and a man from what looks like 246 Coy (?). Please get in touch if you can help with – or recognise – any of these names.]

For anyone who has (or has not yet) gone through the process of trying to find family information, the image below gives a good indication of how involved a process it can be. If anyone can put any of the names on the back (above) to the photograph below, please do get in touch. And, of course, if you can fill in any of the missing names.

Army photograph - trying to find names
Army photograph – the process of trying to find names
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner

Update: we have now heard that the man sitting on the right-hand side at the front, his left hand near his right knee, is Moses (Max) Mordko Scherzer.

Kitchener camp, Willi Reissner
Will Reissner is on the front row, on the far left
Submitted by Vivien Harris for her father, Willi Reissner

 

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
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, British Army, Hesedorf bei Bremervörde, 15 August 1945

 

Hesedorf bei Bremervörde, reverse, 15 August 1945
Hesedorf bei Bremervörde, reverse, 15 August 1945

 

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, British Army, nd

 

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