Folder 2 of 2 - Eyewitness account of the executions of Corporal Breavington and Private Gale, c.1942

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Accession Number RCDIG0001290
Collection number PR04859
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Folder
Item count 1
Object type Records
Physical description 2 Image/s captured
Maker Unknown
Date made c.1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of NX621 Private Pierre Michael Walton, 8 Division Provost Company, including the period he was a prisoner of war (POW) of the Japanese, c. 1942.

Wallet 1 of 1 contains two folders.

Folder 2 of 2 contains a single folio eyewitness account of prisoner executions, handwritten on Japanese note paper, and recounts the escape, recapture and subsequent death by firing squad of Australian prisoners-of-war, VX63100 Corporal Rodney Breavington and VX62289 Private Victor Lawrence Gale on 2 September 1942 at Changi. Several Australian officers witnessed the execution including NX70416 Lieutenant Colonel [Frederick] Gallagher [Galleghan], Officer Commanding the 2nd AIF at Changi. The author of the account is unknown.