Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura
Black and white photo of grave sites. Two grave stone crosses with the words "J. Decker" on one and "H. Stuerzenhofecker" on the other. 3 children, 2 girls and a boy are standing in front of a man and woman. All are standing at the head of the graves.
This is believed to be the Stuerzenhofecker family who lived in Camp 3. This family lost 2 children whilst in the camp. The first accident occurred when their 2 year old boy, Hartmann (born 11 November 1944), was accidentally run over and killed by an Army truck on the 24 October 1946.A month later their 14 month old daughter, Heimtraut (born 19 September 1945), died of smoke inhalation in a hut fire on the 17 November 1946.
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