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ID number F07339
Title POW leaving Changi prison, visit of Major General Dempsey & Changi area, funeral of three POW
Collection Film
Object type To be confirmed
Maker McKechnie, Frank (Cinematographer)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 21 September 1945
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Measurement 3 min 26 sec
Video Download video 15.1 MB
Note Open

Description

Members of 2/26 Australian Infantry Battalion, 2/12 Field Company and 8 Australian Division Signals shown leaving Changi prison by truck for Singapore wharf and home. Funeral of three POWs who died in 2/14 Australian General Hospital shortly before they were due to return home. Members of 2/29 Battalion (ex POWs) formed a guard of honour for the dead. Visit of Major General Dempsey, General Officer Commanding 14 British Army to hospital during his tour of inspection of the Changi Gaol area. Chaplain G A Beatty of Sydney, NSW, giving the last blessing over the graves. NX70416 Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Gallagher Galleghan DSO ED, senior Australian officer at Changi prison, formerly CO of 2/30 Battalion.

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