Bill 'Barlow' Williams

Accession Number ART29257
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 24.4 cm x 16.6 cm; Image: 24.4 x 16.6 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil
Maker Milgate, Eric Lovell
Place made Italy: Grupignano
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Portrait depicting NX45986 Sapper William Johnson 'Bill' Barlow Williams, a member of 2/3 Field Company 9th Division (formerly 6th Division). He was in POW camp in Grupignano, Italy, after capture near Derna Libya on 7th April 1942. Taken part in forced march to Czechoslovakia with other POWs, became ill and died in a hospital in Prague on 21/3/45. He is buried in a war cemetery nearby the city.