Wootten, Sir George Frederick CBE, DSO & BAR, DSO, KBE (Major General, b.1893 - d.1970)

Accession Number PR00560
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 61 items (7cm)
Object type Papers
Maker Wootten, George Frederick
Date made 1922-1990
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 94/0769
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1920-1929
First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

This collection includes certificates and citations for various awards, and papers related to the war of 1939-1945 including: original instruments of surrender of the Japanese at Sandakan, and at British Borneo and Natoena Islands; letters from commanders of Australian and American forces; letters to his wife (includes the mention of their son's death); signals and messages of congratulations regarding successful military operations (including letters from Lord Birdwood); copies of war crimes documents; routine orders; statement of service; and various documents regarding the closing stages of the war in the Pacific, the surrender of the Japanese, and post-surrender activities. Also includes news clippings, a copy of 'World Reunion : Rats of Tobruk Association 1986' souvenir program, and a personal diary for 1967.

DSO and bar, MID, CBE, CB, KBE