Work Camp 11088 GW
Type of work: Railway?
Man of Confidence: Spr H. Dodd
Number of Men: 69
|Gilbert T.||Campion||Dvr||RASC||3422||also 10105/GW|
|George||Scott||Spr||RE||East Lothian, Scotland|
|John||Scott||Spr||RE||2676||East Lothian, Scotland|
The above photographs have kindly been supplied by Jennifer Snell, daughter of Maurice Robinson. There is a possibility that they were not taken at 11088/GW, but at some other Work Camp.
Large compound along the railway. Five huts including kitchen, washhouse and drying room.
Sleeping barracks of the ordinary type with cardboard isolation. Double-tier beds. The lighting is rather bad.
Bathing and washing facilities
There is one water pump for the whole camp. There is a hot bath available.
Food and Cooking
A British cook with two orderlies does the cooking.
Medical attention and sickness
The men go to the military doctor in Villach for medical treatment. The medical supply is adequate. Dental treatment in Spittal. There is a recognised sanitator in the camp.
Money and Pay
There was no visit of the padre yet, but as the men have applied for one, Padre McIvor will certainly come here very soon.
Recreation and exercise
Adequate. In Summer the men were swimming and now they play football. For this Winter the men will have a special barrack for recreation.
Some of the sleeping rooms are still infested with bugs as the camp had been used before by Italian civilian workers. Orders were given to disinfect these quarters thoroughly.
This camp is a good camp and the spirit of the men and their discipline is excellent.