|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm.|
Hamilton-Baillie, John Robert Edward "Jock"
Champ, John Wilton Knox 'Jack'
|Place made||Germany: Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Colditz|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM371 90/1679|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Champ, John Wilton Knox 'Jack' (Lieutenant, b.1913 - d.1998)
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.