The Priests with the Irish Brigade
Casement recognised the need for priests to provide for the spiritual care of the prisoners, requesting an Irish priest soon after his arrival. Permission had been given by the Germans by 24 Nov 1914 for O'Gorman & Crotty to travel to Germant from Rome. And on 28th Nov 1914 Casement wrote to John Devoy in USa that he shouls send Casement "a priest or priests at all costs - one not afraid to fiht or die for Ireland" hence Nicholson's eventual arrival in Germany.
- Fr. John Thomas Crotty, a Dominican, was in Limburg from Nov 1914 until about the end of the war. A more spiritual priest, who stuck to the religoous needs of the men. Stayed on at Limburg after the men moved to Zossen.
- Fr. Canice O’Gorman from Rome. He was at Limburg from Nov 1914 until Nicholson arrived in Jan 1915
- Fr. John Thomas Nicholson from Philadelphia, at Limburg and then Zossen from Jan 1915 to Jun 1915. A more political priest, involved in recruiting.
- Fr Berkessel a German priest who had studied in ireland
- Fr Dahmen was a German priest who had studied in Dublin and gave 5 Masses in Zossen