Dickinson, Keith Johnson

Place Asia: Burma Thailand Railway, Thanbyuzayat
Accession Number PR04822
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Letters
Maker Bashford, Frederick Hugh
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Greta
Date made 1946
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to VX57167 Gunner Keith Johnson Dickinson who was a prisoner of war of the Japanese in Burma during the Second World War. It comprises 1 original typed 2 page letter dated 12 September 1946, written to Gnr Dickinson's wife by an Australian Army Chaplain, NX70685 Captain Frederick Hugh Bashford. The letter describes the events leading up to, and the execution by the Japanese, of Gnr Dickinson on 2 March 1943. Includes statement describing Dickinson's escape from Thethaw camp with 2 other Australians, NX12243 Major Alan Mull and VX73838 Sapper Alexander John Bell.