Below: Did you know Joe Pearce’s sisters were famous Australian hockey players, Team Captain?
Below: Horrifying news now went into print – these headlines would have distressed families of POWs not yet located?
Below: 8th Division POWs shot by firing squad for attempting escape from Mergui, South Burma June 1942.. Remember NX10429 Robert Goulden (transferred to 2/4th) was shot by Japanese at Victoria Point, South Burma on 12 July 1942. Goulden had been recaptured having attempted to escape.
Below: Trials from Jesselton, North Borneo – murder of three men from ‘Z’ Force, captured 1944
Below: Were former POWs afraid to have a free Repat Medical Check-up? Or did they simply wish to get on with their lives?
Below: Report of higher-ranked Japanese Officers being arrested.
Below: A reporter picks up on George Gwynne’s story of operating ‘horse racing’ at POW Camps.
Below: first personal news reaches WA – incl. Capt A W Thomas and mention made of Lt. Col Anketell.
Below: January 46 – news one of their own, John Hill, a POW survivor drowns in Queensland
Below: Doug Horn’s best man is Des Colevas, 1946
Below: Sandakan/North Borneo Story