|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Physical description||214 Image/s captured|
Commonwealth of Australia
Higgins, Thomas Henry
Lugton, Stanley James
Walton, Pierre Michael
|Place made||Japan: Osaka, Singapore|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Digital format and content protected by copyright.|
|Source credit to||This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.|
Folder 1 of 2 - Papers relating to the service of Pierre Michael Walton, 1939-1945
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, 1942-1945.
Wallet 1 of 1 contains two folders.
Folder 1 of 2 contains three small notebooks containing poems written by Private Pierre Walton, NX56747 Corporal Tom Higgins, NX17200 Private Alfred Jones, and NX68236 Private Stanley James Lugton at Singapore in 1942, recipes, a transcription of a sermon given by an unknown Catholic priest at the Osaka POW camp, and a casualty list for members of the 8th Australian Division. This folder also includes a two page typed letter from Ichiji Inoue to former Australian POWs, 1 August 1941. Ichiji Inoue was a Japanese worker at the Hitachi Shipbuilding Yard, near the Taisho POW camp in Japan where Private Walton was interned. Private Walton also spent time as a POW in Changi, Singapore, and Takefu camp in Japan.
This folder also contains three army paybooks, a demobilization procedure book, a record of service book, a Malaya Command military drivers licence, a receipt of issue of duplicate paybook, a receipt of prisoner of war package, and a label or tag with untranslated Japanese text.