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 Copying permitted subject to physical condition

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