Work Camp   1971 L

Location: Siebing

Type of work: Farmwork

Man of Confidence: L/Cpl H. Sargeant, 3935 (1942); Cpl Woods (1943)

Number of Men: 1942: 21  1943: 15

Known to be present

Leo Andrews Pte 2/2 Inf. Bn. 4251 Australia; also 1046/GW
Jimmy Andrews        
Fred Bloom Spr RE 3934  
Don Bruton Pte 2/8 Inf. Bn. 49994 Australia
Cornelius (Con) Carter Pte 2/48 Inf. Bn. 5134  
John Leonard Dickinson Tpr RAC 6178 Hull; also 233/L
Nuva Diggins Pte 2/8 Inf. Bn. 3875 Australia
Fred Guthrie Pte H.Q. 6 Div. AASC 5108 Australia
Len Jones Pte 2/8 Inf. Bn. 3825 Australia
Jack Kerr L/Cpl 2/8 Inf. Bn. 3845 Australia; transf'd to Stalag 17B
Len Kingsley Pte 2/4 Inf. Bn. 3954 Australia
Reg (Muscles) Kinnane Pte 2/8 Inf. Bn. 3940 Australia
George Lloyd Spr RE 3938 Transf'd to Stalag 20A
Alan Manning Pte 2/4 Inf. Bn. 3924 Australia
'Woggie' Meyers        
Bill Mooney Cpl 2/6 Inf. Bn. 3972 Australia
'Taffie' Payne        
Harold Sargeant L/Cpl 2/4 Inf. Bn. 3935 Australia
John G. (Jack) Simmonds Rfmn KRRC 3840  
Jimmy Woods Cpl      

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Date of visit: 14 September 1942

General Description

21 men in this Commando, amongst them 17 Australians and one New Zealander. 19 of the men are working on farms and 2 in a timber mill.

They stated to be treated very well, but complained about the long working hours and the fact that they have to feed the cattle on Sundays.

They take all the meals on the farms where they are working. In the camp is a stove to prepare the private food. Some men in this Commando need new uniforms. The Man of Confidence at Stalag has been informed.

Here again the only complaint was the working on Sundays on the farms (feeding the cattle). An experienced prisoner is working here as a Sanitator. He has all the necessary medicaments.

The Red Cross parcels arrive quite regularly and each man gets his weekly parcel.

The men asked for a football and boxing gloves.

This is a good camp.


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