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Citation for MBE
NX66387 - WALKER, Reuben Seymour  (Johnny), Lt. Col. - BHQ, RSM. WO1

Copy of Citation by Major General C.A. CALLAGHAN, GOC, 8 Division, for the award of an MBE to WO1., Reuben Seymour WALKER, for his actions whilst a POW.

The citation reads:

"WO Walker was a PW in Japanese hands from Feb 42 to Aug 45. He carried out the duties of command of large numbers of Australian PsW of Changi camp, SINGAPORE, during a period of about 12 months, when Officers were not allowed by the Japanese to command troops. In effect, he performed the administrative duties of command usually allotted to Lt-Cols. Under many difficulties, he performed these duties with great zeal, tact, efficiency, conspicuous success and devotion to duty."
Keywords: NX66387Citation

Citation for MBE

NX66387 - WALKER, Reuben Seymour (Johnny), Lt. Col. - BHQ, RSM. WO1

Copy of Citation by Major General C.A. CALLAGHAN, GOC, 8 Division, for the award of an MBE to WO1., Reuben Seymour WALKER, for his actions whilst a POW.

The citation reads:

"WO Walker was a PW in Japanese hands from Feb 42 to Aug 45. He carried out the duties of command of large numbers of Australian PsW of Changi camp, SINGAPORE, during a period of about 12 months, when Officers were not allowed by the Japanese to command troops. In effect, he performed the administrative duties of command usually allotted to Lt-Cols. Under many difficulties, he performed these duties with great zeal, tact, efficiency, conspicuous success and devotion to duty."

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Keywords:NX66387Citation
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Date:22/3/1946
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