Nottage, Stewart Gordon, ED (Captain, b.1905 - d.1974)

Places
Accession Number PR83/189
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 boxes; 2 folios: 45 cm
Object type Records, Papers
Maker Nottage, A M
Nottage, Stewart G
Red Cross
Place made Australia, Japan, Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Gazelle Peninsula, Rabaul Area, Rabaul, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1930-1975
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/076/045
Conflict Period 1930-1939
Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

A collection of papers of Captain Stewart Gordon Nottage, L Heavy Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, Rabaul which includes correspondence, diaries, notebooks, nominal rolls, official documents, photographs, maps and books. The collection highlights the prisoner of war (POW) experience of Australian, British, Dutch and American officers in Zentsuji, a prisoner of war camp in Shikoku, Japan, during the Second World War. Items of interest detail the problems experienced through poor nutrition and the non receipt of Red Cross parcels, 1944-1945; correspondence of the Australian Red Cross Bureau for Wounded, Missing and Prisoners of War with Lieutenant Nottage's wife, Audrey 'Mollie' Muriel Nottage, 1943; nominal roll of Australian Zentsuji POWs; seniority lists of officers sent to camps in Hakodate, Hokkaido and Sendai, Honshu, Japan. Added to this collection in 2012 were seven condolence letters, and a telegram, sent to Mrs Mollie Nottage, widow of Captain Stewart Nottage, at the time of his death in 1974. The letters and telegram were written by men who had served with Captain Nottage during the Second World War.