Friedrich (Frederick) Hermann Jordan
Friedrich (Frederick) Hermann Jordan was born in Leipzig in 1901. In 1927 he jumped ship in Port Adelaide and worked in a number of jobs over the following years. He married an Australian woman and had two children.
At the time of the outbreak of war the family was living in Collinswood in Adelaide. Jordan was arrested almost immediately but then released on parole a few days later. He was, however, interned in May of the following year and sent to the Tatura camp in rural Victoria. While there he appealed twice against his internment, but unsuccessfully. There were concerns that he associated with known Nazis and that he held pro-German views, possibly under the influence of the Nazis with whom he was interned in Tatura.
In March of 1944 he was transferred to Loveday, where he remained until January of the following year. With other Germans he was then transferred to Tatura and not released from internment until February of 1946.
NAA: MP1103/2, PWS3021, Prisoner of War/Internee; Jordan, Friedrich Hermann; Year of birth - 1901; Nationality - German
NAA: MP1103/1, PWS3021 Prisoner of War/Internee: Jordan, Friedrich Hermann; Date of birth - 13 July 1901; Nationality - German
NAA: A367, C68807 Jordan Frederick Hermann
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