Work Camp 10205 GW
Location: Wietersdorf, Klein St. Paul
Type of work: Cement factory
Man of Confidence: Tpr Thomas Wardley, 1254 (Sep. '43)
Tpr John Spence, 1117 (Oct. '44)
Number of Men: 18 - 24
|Lewis Raymond||Horscroft||Tpr||NZ Div. Cav.||1001||New Zealand|
|John||Spence||Tpr||RAC||1117||MOC Oct. '44|
|Thomas||Wardley||Tpr||RAC||1254||MOC Sep. '43|
|Lewis Horscroft||Charles Smy||Neville Whitman|
|John Spence||Thomas Aitken||Raymond Ellis|
(Thanks to Diana Watts and Bronwyn Stackpole for the photographs.)
Sleeping and living room in a farm house on the first floor. The building is very healthy. In the courtyard there are two sheds for washhouse and latrine.
The men sleep in double-tier beds. Lighting and heating are adequate.
Bathing and washing facilities
The washhouse has running cold water.Hot showers can be taken every day at the works.
The latrines are rather primitive, but the delegate was able to obtain that orders should be given to arrange them properly.
Food and Cooking
The food comes from the work-canteen. It is not quite to the taste of the British prisoners of war, but it seems to be clean and well cooked for the taste of the country. Red Cross food can be cooked on an excellent stove in the sleeping quarters.
Medical attention and sickness
Medical treatment is available every day in the works where a civilian doctor is looking after the prisoners of war. Medical supply is adequate. For dental treatment the men go to Stalag XVIIIA.
Done by the men.
Money and Pay
Some beer can be bought in the works-canteen.
No visit from the padre so far.
Recreation and exercise
As there is no sports field available the delegate was promised that walks would be organised.
There was no copy of the Geneva Convention in this camp. This will be fixed. There is no drying room for the clothing when the men had to work in the rain. The accompanying officer gave orders that the work had to supply one room to that effect.
This camp is fairly pleasant as the men are lodged outside of the factory's compound near the village and surrounded by orchards. The men have no complaint to make about the work and the treatment they receive and seem to be in good condition morally and physically.