Harry Brearley  born 1871 in Sheffield lived at Old Whittington.  He was the inventor of ‘rustless’ (stainless) steel.

Whilst much is known about Harry his son Leo had quite a story to tell about his internment during WW1.

This article from the Derbyshire Courier 3 July 1915 documents Leo’s internment and eventual escape.

For anyone interested in the ‘English Camp’ at Groningen more can be read at Internment of British sailor/soldiers of the Royal Naval Division in Groningen during the First World War (wereldoorlog1418.nl)

leo brearley excapedcourier 3 july 1915

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