Maurice Nesbitt - Interned in Germany - Consett

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    CONSETT PRISONER'S DEATH IN GERMANY. Mr. Maurice Sidney Nesbitt, B.A., French master of the Secondary school at Consett Technical Institute has died in Germany while interned as a prisoner of war. Born in 1880, Mr. Nesbitt was educated at private schools, and then at Cheltenham College, afterwards becoming a student at the London and Liverpool Universities, graduating as B.A. at the former, with first class honours in French and English. After five year experience as master in private schools, Mr. Nesbitt became French lecturer at the Technical Institute, St. Helens, Lancashire, in 1905, where he remained one sessions. For the next two years, he was principal of the Cavendish School, Matliock Bridge, resigning to become tutor on the staff of the University Correspondence College, Cambridge. In July, Mr. Nesbitt was appointed French teacher at Consett Secondary School. In the summer vacation last year, he went at the end of July, just before the war broke out, for a course of training in German philology at the University of Marburg. Mr. Nesbitt was arrested and imprisoned with other Englishmen of military age. The exact details of his death have not transpired. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 27th of February 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see:" > Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 5 months ago
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