Eady, Wilton McPherson ED (Lieutenant Colonel b:1916)

Accession Number MSS1655
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 item (1 cm)
Object type Memoir
Maker Eady, Wilton McPherson
Date made 1996
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Typescript memoir entitled "From soldier to kriegie: the war experiences of Wilton Eady" based on an interview by Betty Ellis, 1996. The memoir gives an account of Lieutenant Colonel Wilton Eady's World War II experiences as part of 2/8 Field Company and his later imprisonment under the Germans. Mention is made of the Battle of Bardia, hospital life after he is wounded, the Greece/Crete campaign after which he was captured in 1941 and his years spent as a prisoner of war under the Germans - mainly at Eichstatt but also at Lubeck, Warburg and Moosburg camps. Following his release from the Germans in 1945 Lt Col Eady went via Brussels to England finally returning to Australia aboard the "Stirling Castle". He was discharged 1945.