Identity Statement for Captain Hans Boehm

  • Reference code: IE UCDA P127
  • Title: Papers of Captain Hans Boehm
  • Dates: 1914–15
  • Level of description: Fonds
  • Extent: 1 box
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use
  • Allied Material

Biographical History

Captain Hans Boehm was assigned by the German High Command to assist Roger Casement while he was in Germany to raise a brigade among Irish prisoners-of-war to return to Ireland and assist the fight for independence. While Casement spoke no German, Boehm was married to an American and had several Irish friends. He assisted Casement significantly until he was sent on a mission, possibly to the USA, in September 1915. He was arrested in British waters off Falmouth in 1917 and interned. 

Archival History

This collection was deposited in UCD Archives in April 1995 by Karl Boehm-Tettelbach of Koln, Germany, son of Captain Hans Boehm.


Scope and Content

Material relating to the attempt by Sir Roger Casement to recruit an Irish brigade from among Irish prisoners of war at Limburg and Zossen, to return to Ireland to assist the campaign for independence. Consists mainly of letters from Casement to Captain Hans Boehm, assigned by the German High Command to assist Casement in the recruitment campaign; and documents relating to the agreement between Casement and the German Foreign Office and to German intentions toward Ireland.


  • Access: Available online at the UCD Digital Library.
  • Language: English
  • Finding aid: Descriptive catalogue

Papers of Michael McKeogh IE UCDA P128

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