Wilhelm Christian Bohnsack

Wilhelm Christian Bohnsack

Male - 1942

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  • Name Wilhelm Christian Bohnsack 
    • Information kindly provided by Hanna Lincoln nee Bohnsack
    Gender Male 
    WW2 1939-1942/3 
    Drafted the day war broke out. Served on the Russian front. Joined Medical Corps but refused commission. Medical Officer in a convalescent home in the High Mountains. Apparently killed returning from leave when his train hit a mine (source: two officers who lived locally and were on the train with him) 
    . His daughter Hanna recalled that he had several brothers, and thinks they died in WW1. 
    Address 1930s 
    Family home 189 Konig-Heinrich-Weg, Hamburg 
    Died 1942 
    Person ID I463  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2018 

    Father Rebus Bohnsack 
    Family ID F306  Group Sheet

    Family Maria Sofia Kerner,   d. c.1962 
    +1. Erich Bohnsack,   b. 29 Dec 1927,   d. 31 Aug 2012  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Hanna Bohnsack,   b. 26 Jan 1931, Hamburg Port Hospital, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 2017, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F143  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Wilhelm Christian Bohnsack
    Wilhelm Christian Bohnsack
    Drawn by an artist at Dnjepropetrowsk, Reichskommissariat Ukraine (now Dnipro, Ukraine). The braid around the shoulderboards confirm him as an NCO (non-commissioned officer), but the part denoting rank was not drawn so he could have been Unteroffizier, Unterfeldwebel, Feldwebel or Oberfeldwebel. The collar tabs were common to many ranks, but as a medical man the dark lines would have been blue.

    ‘Dnjepropetowsk’ is an old spelling for the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk, and there was indeed a POW camp (kriegsgefangenenlager) there. From Jan 1942 – Feb 1943 it was called Stalag 348 (source https://www.moosburg.org/info/stalag/laglist.html ) which from what his daughter Hanna related (2016) is likely to be where the portrait was drawn.
    Detail of sketch
    Detail of sketch

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