Work Camp 100 L

Location: Sinabelkirchen / Frösaugraben

Type of work: Farmwork

Man of Confidence: Cpl J.F. (Tom) Donaldson

Number of Men: 13 approx.

Known to be present

 Sydney Baker       Birmingham
Tom Donaldson Cpl 18 Bn 7144 New Zealand
Jack Gadsby Pte 2NZEF 7190  
Frank Heath Pte RASC 5494  
R. Keddie Dvr RASC 6911 Stalag 18A/Z; transf'd to Stalag 383
G.B. Lamsdale Tpr RAC 6040 Stalag 18A/Z; transf'd to Stalag 383
Harry Luxmoore Pte RAOC 6955 London
Charlie McIlwraith Gnr RA 5823 Manchester
Eddie Parsons       Bristol
Jim Sanderson Spr RE 5422 Scotland
Arthur Shugg Pte 18 Inf. Tng. Bn. 4696 Australia
H. Smith Bdr   7145 Stalag 18A/Z
Johnny Townsend        
L.H. Wales Pte 7 Div. Prov. Coy. 6074 Stalag 18A/Z

Dan Donaldson, son of the late John Francis ('Tom') Donaldson, has sent a number of photographs taken at the Work Camp. Tom was captured in Greece in April, 1941 after the battle on the mole at Kalamata. Tom worked on his own farm back in New Zealand and so had no problems with farm work in Austria. One innovation he brought to Austria was morning and afternoon tea-breaks!

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As the Man of Confidence, It was necessary for Tom Donaldson to communicate with other Work Camps and with the main Stalag. This was done by means of Kriegsgefangenenpost (Prisoner of War Post). Below are two cards received by Tom concerning other POWs.

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