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POWs bathing & washing what clothing they possessed Burma-Thai Railway
Cliff Squance WX16885 married 1946 to Ada Ellis
Norseman Fire Brigade 1950 Australian Champions Ron Gibbons & Bob Whitfield included.
WX9864 Royal James BAGGS perished when ‘Rakuyo’ Maru sank in South Chins Sea. Baggs was 34 years old and an accomplished violinist.
A/Corp Stirling John Oliver ‘C’ Coy was wounded in Action Ulu Pandan 11 Feb 1942 and died two days later on 14 Feb 1942 aged 41 years. Please read further
Cataflaque Party & Flag Raisers 502 Army Cadets Unit Karrakatta 80th Memorial Service for Fall of Singapore
80th ANNIVERSARY FALL of SINGAPORE Sunday 13 February 2022 Widows Marion Matthews & Glad Cowie lay 2nd4th wreath
DAVEY CRIPPS STUDIO PHOTOGRAPH HELD AWM
REG CARTER’S STUDIO PORTRAIT HELD AT AWM Carter died of illness Chungkai Hospital Camp 18 Feb 1945.
Photograph from IWM of the Golden Nail – created for the Japanese celebrations marking the completion of the Burma-Thai Railway 1943
AIF vehicle changing to Jungle Green from Desert Warfare. Unfortunately their uniforms could not be spray painted and the 8th Division could be seen like a beacon in the jungle, especially noted in Singapore.
WX8133 Jackson, Tom ‘Snake’ working Lein Kang aerodrome near Saigon with 3 other POWs stole Red Cross parcels. Caught & punished. Made to lie on their backs Japanese guards poured hot water into their mouths until they blacked out. Then jumped on their stomachs while pouring cold water over their faces. This procedure was repeated over & over. ‘Singapore & Beyond’ Don Wall.
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