Work Camp 11057GW
Location: St Ruprecht, Klagenfurt
Type of work: Leather Factory
Man of Confidence: Sgt C P H Murray, POW 4108
Number of Men: 17 men (full strength approx. 24 men)
|Lew H.||Arnold||Pte||7514||New Zealand; also 10084/GW|
|H or A (Al?)||Bevis||Dvr||RASC||1347||also possibly 10029/GW|
|William G||Blackwood||Gnr||RA||39924||also 11017/GW|
|G.A.||Crane||Sgmn||R Sigs||4799||also 11017/GW|
|Norman F H||Griffiths||Gnr||RA||5681||Possible|
|Jack L||Johnston||Sgt||RASC||1578||also 11017/GW|
|John Henry Edward||Johnston||Pte||1 A.C. H.Q.||3996||Australia|
|Patrick J||Mannion||Sgmn||R Sigs||188|
|Charles P H||Murray||Sgt||4108||New Zealand: MOC|
|Edwin O'Brien||Reed||Pte||7559||New Zealand|
|Robert P G||Samson||Dvr||RASC||1472|
|Eric||Scattergood||Cpl||RASC||5870||Stoke-on-Trent; also 11066/GW?|
|Albert J.C.||Smith||Pte||2NZEF||3570||New Zealand|
|Joseph||Stafford||L/Cpl||CMP||2809||Derbyshire; also 10105/GW|
|Maurice G||Taft||Spr||374||New Zealand|
|Thomas H.S.||Taylor||Gnr||RA||5885||Stoke-on-Trent; also 10029/GW, 11066/GW|
|Albert||Tilling||Sgmn||R Sigs||3535||Ellesmere Port|
In 1944, an Empire Games sports event was held at 10029/GW at Weidmannsdorf near Klagenfurt. The men from this camp participated in that meeting.
The following pictures are courtesy of Helen Amison, grand-daughter-in-law of George
Amison, and Colin Scott, son of Dvr Les Scott, RASC. Most of the names shown above come from the Christmas 1943 Menu. There
are a few names I cannot decipher.
|George Amison||Group with names||Thomas Taylor|
|Albert Tilling||Eric Scattergood||Ted Knight|
|Joseph Stafford||Robert Samson||Albert Fox|
|Charles Murray||Jack Johnston||Billy Copestake|
|Christmas Menu 1943||George Amison + 2||Names from Menu|
17 men (full strength 24 men)
The complaints of the Man of Confidence were the following:
The travelling time to and from work not being included in the working hours. According to the Camp Commander nothing can be done about this, as the same applies to the civilian workers and is based on an order of the German High Command.
Enlargement of size of compound. To this request the Camp Commander explained that an extension of the compound was out of the question.
Renewal of overalls for working. It was explained that the prisoners of war could receive the worn overalls of the German civilian workers. This solution satisfied neither the Delegate of the Protecting Power nor the Accompanying Officer.
Change of straw for beds. This was ordered at once.
Request to the YMCA for an accordion or piano.