Folder 1 of 2 - Papers relating to the service of Pierre Michael Walton, 1939-1945

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Accession Number AWM2020.22.212
Collection number PR04859
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Folder
Item count 13
Object type Papers
Physical description 214 Image/s captured
Maker Commonwealth of Australia
Higgins, Thomas Henry
Inoue, Ichiji
Jones, Alfred
Lugton, Stanley James
Unknown
Walton, Pierre Michael
Place made Japan: Osaka, Singapore
Date made 1939-1945
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, 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.