Paul Warwick Brokensha

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Paul Warwick Brokensha

Birthplace: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Death: November 21, 1986 (65)
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Rae Brokensha and Ethel Brokensha
Husband of Helen (Jil) Marjory Moncur Brokensha and Elizabeth Mary Brokensha
Father of Private; Private; Private and Private
Brother of Guy Warwick Brokensha, Lieut. DSC, RN and David Warick Brokensha

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Patricia Osborne
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About Paul Warwick Brokensha

(1).Szpek Jr E.E., Idzikowski FJ, Szpek HM; Shadows of Slaughterhouse Five: Recollections and Reflections of the Ex-POWs of Schlachthof Fünf, Dresden, Germany (2). Horn K. South African Prisoner-of -War Experience during and after World War II: 1939 –c.1950. Stellenbosch University 2012 (3).Brokensha David: Love and Work in Three Continents.

Arbeitskommando 1169 was located in Gorbitz, Dresden Germany and was manned by South African POWs who worked for the Reichpost. Paul Brokensha was the camp leader. His brother David was also a POW in the same camp.

POWs at Arbeitskommando 1169 Julian Meyer3; Hymie Katz3; Simon Jackson known as Jacko Jackson1,3; Paul Brokensha camp leader1,2,3; David Brokensha1,2,3; Jack Mortlock a bungalow commander1,2,3; Harry Mortlock1,3; E.B (Dicky) Dickinson1,2; Jake (Ernest) Jacobsen -SA Corps of Signals1; Mervyn Whittle- Elliot platoon1; Lionel Swingburn - Elliot platoon1; Brian Marillier - Elliot platoon1; Felix Bean - 2nd Transvaal Scottish1; Duggie Bean, a first class bugler1; Steve de Beer1; Harold Oftebro - 4th Armoured Cars1; Van Heerden –SA Police1; Dusty King, a regular soldier in the British army – bungalow commander 1; Taffy Williams an Irishman known as a pickpocket1; Johnnic Marrs an Englishman1; Tim Featherstone - Dordrecht platoon who had the job as a bungalow orderly because of his poor health1,3; Ferreira and Kloot – the cooks, both were SA Police1; Jock – a Scotsman who was the barber1; Tosher Tushaw, a Cockney from London1; Jake Broderick and Rubelli - Royal Durban Light Infantry (R.D.L.I)1; Jim Mason from the Hebrides1; Finlay – he left the camp and went to work on some brickfields1; Taffy Davis and Gray from England1; Ivan Rogers - Elliot platoon1; Jim Moon from Cape Town1; Frank Twinch1; Alex Michau and Hector Sands both from the Natal Mounted Rifles (N.M.R)1; Gallagher – an Australian and Red Cross orderly who died of tuberculosis just before the end of the War.1 They were generally speaking a very good crowd1

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Paul Warwick Brokensha's Timeline

November 6, 1921
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
November 21, 1986
Age 65
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa