One hundred and sixty four ex-prisoners of war (POWs) of the Japanese, survivors of Gull Force, ...

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Accession Number 115776
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Stewart, Ronald Leslie
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Halmahera Island, Morotai Island
Date made 12 September 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

One hundred and sixty four ex-prisoners of war (POWs) of the Japanese, survivors of Gull Force, 2/21 Battalion and attached troops, were evacuated from Ambon in the Ceram sea and brought to Morotai by RAN corvettes for hospitalisation at 1 Australian Prisoner of War reception group camp. Shown, Lieutenant E. G. Baker greeting his brother, Private L. J. Baker, who was among the released prisoners on board HMAS Cootamundra. Looking on (centre) is S5329 Raymond Michael Molloy, a member of the crew of HMAS Cootamundra.One hundred and sixty four ex-prisoners of war (POWs) of the Japanese, survivors of Gull Force, 2/21 Battalion and attached troops, were evacuated from Ambon in the Ceram sea and brought to Morotai by RAN corvettes for hospitalisation at 1 Australian Prisoner of War reception group camp. Shown, Lieutenant E. G. Baker greeting his brother, Private L. J. Baker, who was among the released prisoners on board HMAS Cootamundra. Looking on (centre) is S5329 Raymond Michael Molloy, a member of the crew of HMAS Cootamundra.