Ferdinand Vulkan

Born: Kaschau, 20 April 1901

Profession in country of origin: Weaver (manufacturing/ machinery)

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Vienna in 1939


Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee   
Surname: Vulkan
Forename: Ferdinand
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 20/04/1901 in Kaschau 
Nationality: German 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 349 
Home Office ref: C 1226     
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent 
Normal occupation: Weaver
Present occupation: Nil.
Name and address of employer: - 
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a
Date 04.10.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes 
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 

Tribunal District: Richborough Camp Tribunal 5

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

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Richborough camp 1939, Heinrich Vulkan, wedding day
Kitchener camp 1939, Ferdinand Vulkan (centre back), Wedding day. Ferdinand and his brother Heinrich (the groom) are wearing the uniform of the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps.

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Kitchener camp, Vulkan family, Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps

Signatures read – 137 Company, Pioneer Corps

Major B. Jacobs

Captain D. C. Abrahams

Lt J. L. Cohen

CSM T. Yates

CQMS F. H. Gross

Photographs submitted by George Vulkan for his uncles Heinrich and Ferdinand Vulkan

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