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U-35 crew member Gerhard Marx

Gerhard Marx was born on 02 January 1913 in Oberfrauenwaldau (Trebnitz).

After U-Boat training, he joined the crew of U-35 in July 1938.

Upon capture, he was assigned POW Number 37314

Between 03 and 11 December 1939, he was held in the Tower of London. Thereafter he was taken to the Oldham POW Camp, where he was held until 04 July 1940. After being transported to Canada, he was held at the Espanola POW Camp until 19 May 1943.

A photo of POWs in the Bowmanville POW Camp in Canada. Standing, left to right: [not identified], [not identified], [not identified], Paul Fichte, [not identified], [not identified]. Seated, left to right: Siegfried Kienast, [not identified], Gerhard Marx, [not identified]. [48]
 
Crewmembers of U-35 in the Espanola POW Camp in Canada. Standing, left to right: Gerhard Marx, Heinz Küfner, Stefan Döbele, Theodor Schütt, Walter Roloff.
Sitting, left to right: Peter von der Helm, Gerhard Oppermann, Richard Friedrich Lüneburg, Fritz Pietsch, Ernst Weber. [70]

He was subsequently transported to the Lethbridge POW Camp, where he was held from 22 May 1943 until being transported back to England. He was repatriated on 18 January 1947.

Gerhard Marx and his wife, Amanda Edith Marx (born Langer) passed away in 1981, and are survived by six children: daughter Elke, son Gerd, daughter Ulla, daughter Moni, daughter Bärbel, and son Klaus.


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