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Note: blankets folded, hanging at end of each bed. Lovingly crocheted by West Australian women for soldiers returning from war. Believed to be Lady Lawley, Cottesloe where men with eye problems were initially hospitalised. (From Tommy Lewis Collection)
HMT ‘Strathmore’ returned POWs from Melbourne to Perth, 1945. (Photo courtesy Tommy Lewis Collection)
HMT ‘Arawa’ returned POWs Singapore to Sydney 1945. (Photo courtesy Tommy Lewis Collection)
From Wally Holding’s writings – Slew Baxter WX8140 born in Kalgoorlie 1910 was quite a character in 2/4th!
100 Kilo Camp Cemetery, Thailand
West Australian Newspaper 1947
George Richard Leipold WX16355 KIA 11 Feb 1942 Singapore, aged 19 years. Service held Kings Park Feb 2018 Memorial Service & plaque laid in memory of George. John Gilmour talks to George’s youngest brother Ken Leipold and Ken’s granddaughters about working as POW in Japan.
John Gilmour stands beside the POW Memorial at 76th Anniversary Service for the Fall of Singapore 11 February 2018
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