Work Camp   10104 GW

Location: Gummern

Type of work: Quarry/Cement Factory

Man of Confidence: Edgar Tucker, 3524 (June 1942)

Number of Men: 17 (1942), 33 (1943)

Known to be present (1943)

Donald J. Alexander Gnr   2980 Wellington, NZ
Alexander E. Alliman A/Sgt 9 Div. AASC 3881 Sydney, Australia; transf'd to Stalag 357
J.A. Baxter Pte 19 Bn. 4185 New Zealand
Walter John Boden Pte 2/6 Inf. Bn. 3719 Victoria, Australia; transf'd to Stalag 383
Alan G. Boyer Pte 2/5 Inf. Bn. 3758 Victoria, Australia
Fred W. Broyd Pte Essex 1584 Surrey; also 821/L
John E. Burridge Pte RASC 2983 Wales
M.J. Campbell Gnr   4214 New Zealand
A.E. Carey Pte 2/5 Inf. Bn. 3612 Australia
Cliff G.C. Clode Dvr RE 1948 Exeter, UK
Fred Cowley Pte H.Q. Gd. Bn. 3725 Australia; also 11041/GW
S. Crighton Gnr   4110 Wyndham, NZ
J.M. (Jack) Daly Pte RAVC 2259 Heswall, Cheshire
Joshua Albert (Bluey) Daniel Pte 2/2 Inf. Bn. 3953 Australia
Ernest Jack Dearing Sgmn R Sigs 403 Epsom, UK
Norman Maurice Elliot Pte   4101 New Zealand
Ian McL. Farnell Pte 2/7 Inf.Bn. 3948 Victoria, Australia
T.W. Fletcher Dvr RASC 3110 Surrey
Cyril H. Grant Sgmn R Sigs 250  
Alexander William Hall Pte   7498 New Zealand
Vic W. Hardy Pte RASC 3574 Southampton; also 10196/L
A.J. Hawkes Pte RAVC 1015 Suffolk; transf'd to Stalag 357
Richard Hilton Pte 2/6 Inf. Bn. 7436 NSW, Australia
Ron D. Holze Pte H.Q. Gd. Bn. 3484 NSW, Australia
Jack Hunns Gnr RA 2431 Cambridge, UK
Johnny Jones        
Mervyn Llewellyn Jones Dvr RASC 3298 Llandyssul, Wales, also 10196/GW
K. Martin Pte   5051 Auckland, NZ
Arthur Emmanuel Moore L/Cpl   3861 Bay of Plenty, NZ
J.G. Paterson Pte   5840 New Plymouth. NZ
F. Phillips Gnr RA 5671 Wallasey, UK
Leo T. Pye Pte 2/5 Inf. Bn. 3793 Australia
P.B. Recke Pte REME 464 Swansea, Wales; transf'd to Stalag 344
L.F. Richardson Spr RE 2517 Gravesend
Alexander Robertson Spr RE 1693 Aberdeen
Frederick P. Rogers L/Cpl RE 2752  
George Schofield Dvr RASC 7340 Bolton, UK
B.L. Tegg Dvr RASC 1822 Maidenhead, UK
Edgar Tucker L/Cpl 2/6 Inf. Bn. 3524 Australia; transf'd to Stalag 383

Photos provided by Gordon Jones, son of Mervyn Jones


Date of visit: 3/4 June, 1942

The prisoners of war are working in a stone quarry. The general working hours are10 hours a day, but each evening, including Sundays, two men have to work for about two hours to get ready one of the furnaces for the next morning. For this extra work they are paid 70 pfg extra. The work is quite hard. Except for the two hours mentioned above, the men are free for Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

The quarters are quite satisfactory, with plenty of room and furnished only with single beds. The washing and toilet facilities are good with hot showers every day.

The food is prepared in the canteen of the factory and the food is the same for the civilian workers and the prisoners. They all receive the heavy workers' ration and the anount of food given out eas found to be correct.

Clothing conditions are very good. Most of the men have extra overalls for the work.

Books and sports equipment have been sent but it was asked for games and musical instruments, preferably an accodeon, for which the men are willing to pay. The wishes will be brought to the attention of the YMCA. There is a quite nice but rather small place in the open air not surrounded by barbed wires, which the men use all the time when they are free. A sport ground is not provided, but the men do not seem to mind this.

There were no complaints and the camp is considered as fairly good.


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