Dellar, William Morris (Gunner, b: 1915)

Accession Number MSS1254
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 18 items (7 cm)
Object type Manuscript
Maker Dellar, William Morris
Date made 1939-1991
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 89/0943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

W.M. Dellar enlisted in the AIF and, after training in Australia, served in Palestine and Egypt. Dellar was made a prisoner of war when his ship HMS Hereward was disabled during the evacuation of Crete. The main body of the manuscript recounts Dellar's experiences as a prisoner of the Italians and later the Germans, until his liberation by American forces in March 1945. Also: a typed satirical poem, "The Colonel, He Did Say", relating to experiences in Italian POW camp/s; paybook, POW postcard, souvenir menu of 1990 reunion, March 1991 issue of "Take Post" newsletter, certificates and copies of news clippings.