Tamuang POW Camp, Thailand 17 August 1944
The names of the team provided by former POW of Japan Joe Pearce WX9269 from 2/4th MGB to ‘Borehole Bulletin’ Dec 2001. Joe was an extraordinarily talented West Australian sportsman prior to his time spent as POW of Japan. Incredibly, he was able to return to highest level of AFL Footy played in West Australia. It took Joe at least a year or two to recover and to reach his past performance level.
WA and Tasmania versus the Rest of Australia
Won by WA and Tasmania