Certified translation of a 'Decree of Accusation' relating to the 'Court -Martial of the 413th - Section Wurzburg', 31 August 1944

Accession Number AWM2020.22.13
Collection number AWM2017.536.1
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Papers
Physical description 3 Image/s captured
Maker Unknown
Place made Germany: Hammelburg
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Translation of a Decree of Accusation relating to the Second World War service of NX7764 Private John Kavanagh Leacy, 2/1st Infantry Battalion, Germany, August 1944.

Certified translation of a "Decree of Accusation" relating to the "Court-Martial of the 413th Division – Section Würzburg" dated 31 August 1944. The document describes five Australian soldiers (including Private John Kavanagh Leacy) who were interned at Stalag XIII-C in Hammelburg, escaping on a regular basis to meet German women throughout the period of December 1943 and Whitsun 1944 (29 May). This document names the five accused Australian soldiers, their five German love interests, and the activities they were accused of undertaking. Three of the women were married to German soldiers.