Champ, John Wilton Knox 'Jack' (Lieutenant, b.1913 - d.1998)

Place Europe: Germany
Accession Number PR90/171
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Diary
Maker Hamilton-Baillie, John Robert Edward "Jock"
Champ, John Wilton Knox 'Jack'
Place made Germany: Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Colditz
Date made 1942-1944
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 90/1679
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection related to the Second World War service of Lieutenant John 'Jack' Champ, 2/6th Infantry Battalion, and prisoner of war. Collection consists of a copy of a diary made in Oflag IVC, Colditz, which details the construction of an escape tunnel from Oflag VIIB at Eichstatt between December 1942 - June 1943. Includes diagrams, nominal roll of officers involved. The original diary was compiled by Lieutenant Jock Hamilton-Baillie, Royal Engineers; the copy was made by Jack Champ. Also included in the front of the diary is a handwritten copy of a poem, attributed to Lieutenant George S Drew, 58th Regiment.