Lattin, Patrick Joseph (Private, b.1915 - d.1993)

Unit 2/12th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number PR00042
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 2 cm
Object type Papers
Maker Lattin, Patrick Joseph
Place made Australia, Germany
Date made 1941-1992
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 92/0163
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Second World War service of TX50 Private Patrick Joseph Lattin, 2/12 Battalion. Collection consists of a diary kept in a notebook (and copy) written by Lattin while a prisoner of the Germans. It contains drawings, names of fellow POWs, and diary of forced marches February-May 1945. Also included in the collection is a retrospective account of his POW experiences, first in Italy, and subsequently in Germany and Poland. In it Lattin comments on the attitude of his captors, food, work, forced marches, and the treatment of Russians and Jews. Lattin was an intelligence specialist in 2/12 Battalion, who was captured at Tobruk in 1941.

See also MSS1586, the collection relating to James Harold Wright of the same battalion, who was with Lattin throughout the period described.