Place Europe: Germany, Hammelburg
Accession Number ART96904
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 40.6 x 27.6 cm; Image: 29 x 21 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Lemaitre, Henry
Place made Germany: Hammelburg
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Status to be assessed


William "Bill" Jarman served with the 2/1st Infantry Battalion during the Middle Eastern campaign. He was awarded the military medal at the capture of Tobruk and was cited for his "distinguished conduct and outstanding leadership". Following this the 2/1st Battalion was involved in the ill-fated campaign in Greece and Crete, which for many, like William resulted in capture. William was imprisoned in Stalag XIIIc in Hammelberg, Germany, where this portrait was drawn by a fellow prisoner.

Bill was later transferred to Oflag IIIc (later renamed Stalag 383), located in Hofenfels, Germany.