Walter Meth

Born: Vienna, Austria, 17 October 1920

Occupation in country of origin: Apprentice mechanic

Arrived in Britain as a refugee in March 1939


Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
Surname: Meth
Forename: Walter
Alias: -
Date and place of birth: 17/X/1920 in Vienna
Nationality: German
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 334
Home Office ref: C 1130
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent
Normal occupation: Apprentice mechanic
Present occupation: National Service Worker in Camp
Name and address of employer: -
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a  Date 04.X.1939
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes
Whether desires to be repatriated: No

Tribunal District Richborough Camp Tribunal 4

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

B. Non-transmigrants
Name of ship: Georgic
Steamship Line: Cunard White Star Limited
Names and descriptions of ALIEN passengers embarked at the port of Liverpool
Date of Departure: 11 November 1939
Where bound: New York

Contract ticket number: 43023
Port at which passengers have contracted to land: New York
Names of passengers: Meth, Walter
Class: 3rd
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Not accompanied by husband or wife - Males 19
Children between 1 and 12: -
Infants: -
Last address in the UK: Kitchener Camp, Richborough
Profession, Occupation, or Calling of passengers: Trainee
Country of last permanent residence: Foreign Countries
Country of Intended Future Residence: USA 
Country of which Citizen or Subject: Germany

Source: National Archives: Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960.

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Walter Meth was born on 17 October 1920 in Vienna.

He arrived at Kitchener Camp in March 1939 and played violin in its orchestra until his departure in November of that year.

Walter died on 8 March 2012 in Cranford, New Jersey.

Submitted by Robert J. Meth, M.D.