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Military Court held at London District P.O.W Cage, 6-8 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8, on 2-7, 9-12 July 1945 upon the trial of 8 German Prisoners-of-War.
The courts-martial was convened by Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Loyd, KCB, DSO, MC, Commanding London District.
The Charges & Plea
Committing a civil offence, that is to say, the murder of FELDWEBEL WOLFGANG ROSTERG, on 23 December 1944 at No. 21 P.O.W Camp, Comrie, Scotland.
All eight defendants pleaded Not Guilty.
Verdict & Sentence
None of the accused called any witnesses. They all gave sworn evidence themselves, except BRULING who made a unsworn statement.
Zuehlsdorff, Mertens, Goltz, Bruling and Koeing were hanged at H.M.P. Pentonville on Saturday 6 October 1945. These five executions is the largest number carried out in one day at the same prison in the UK.