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

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

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.