German soldiers pocket book
Contained within the collection of Lieutenant Edgar Thomas Towner, VC, MC, is a most unique souvenir.
Towner wrote to his family in Blackall, in October 1917 that he had removed a ‘wallet’ from a dead German soldier, and was posting it home to retain as a memento. The pocket book / wallet and its contents is an artifact of immense personal and historical value.
German military pay books contained coupons, which were torn out when the soldier was paid. Augeleit was last paid in May 1918. Lieutenant Towner’s writes that he was the officer in charge of Interrogation of POWs in June 1918. It is highly possible that Augeleit was interviewed by Towner, and his papers confiscated.
Many thanks to Silke Voussem for her kind assistance with transciption.
- 30576 Edgar Thomas Towner letters 1915-1957
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- Cemetery indexes
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- How to find information on German Soldiers WW1 & WW2
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