Wallet 1 of 1 - Court martial charge against William Ernest Bennett, 1943

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Accession Number AWM2020.22.222
Collection number 3DRL/3257
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 1
Object type Papers
Physical description 2 Image/s captured
Maker German Army
Place made Poland: Kattowitz
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of WX1649 Private William Ernest Bennett, 2/11 Infantry Battalion, Poland, 1943.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Typescript copy in English translation of the Statement of Charge against William Ernest Bennett, POW number 24890, Stalag VIII-B Lamsdorf, 1943. The charge is that that Bennett, while working in an Army Supplies Depot bakery, stole a loaf of bread and gave it to a Soviet Prisoner of War. The verso has handwritten notes of unknown provenance.

Bennett was sentenced to six weeks in solitary confinement.