Meade-Waldo-Van, Gabriel John (Captain, b.1914 - d.1985)

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Accession Number 3DRL/2905
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Diary
Maker Meade-Waldo-Van, Gabriel John
Place made China: Manchuria, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Date made 1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/035/008
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of Captain Gabriel John Meade-Waldo-Van, British Army, prisoner of war, Manchuria, 1945.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Consists of both handwritten and typed transcripts of a diary maintained by Captain Meade-Waldo-Van while travelling from Formosa, through Japan and Korea, to Mukden in Manchuria between February and April 1945 while a prisoner of war to the Japanese. The daily entries give a graphic description of the conditions endured by the prisoners during the journey.

History / Summary

The transcript was given by Captain Meade-Waldo-Van to SX9569 Captain Harry Lovat Fraser, an Australian prisoner of the Japanese who with Meade-Waldo-Van endured the journey from Formosa to Mukden.