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Maibara Camp, Japan
Australian War Memorial caption:

Maibara Camp, Japan. Australian soldiers of 8th Division who were prisoners of war (POWs) at the Maibara POW Camp in the Osaka area. These men suffered many hardships, being poorly clad in winter and receiving very short rations of rice. They had been POWs for three years and eight months, and had recently been receiving supplies of rations and clothes dropped by parachute from B29 bombers and US Navy aircraft. Left to right, back: Driver Steve Bell of Beechworth, Vic; Driver Dick Ashcroft of Parramatta, NSW; Private (Pte) Fraser Butland of Corryong, Vic; Gunner A. Barnard of Mackay, Qld. Third row: Pte Luke Carey of Randwick, NSW; Pte Jerry Arthur of Mount Lawley, WA; Pte Greg Barklimore of Cobar, NSW; Pte Leo Bond of Gladesville, NSW; Pte Stand Black of Glebe, NSW; Pte John Carey of Randwick, NSW; Pte E. C. Bray of Forbes, NSW; Sergeant H. A. Burton of Surrey, England (the sergeant has been with Australians since his catpure); Pte Bill Banister of Parkville, NSW. Second Row: Pte Keith Astill of Cessnock, NSW; Pte Ray Brown of Bankstown, NSW; Corporal (Cpl) Ron Baxter of Stockton, NSW; Pte Ted Anderson of Cairns, Qld; Pte Robert Bridges of Breadalbane, NSW; Pte E. J. Clarke of Walpole, WA; Gunner Walter Bird of Townsville, Qld; Pte Albert Armstrong of Sydney, NSW; Cpl Bert Bowtell of Lawson, NSW; Pte Les Cook of Tamworth, NSW; Lieutenant Frank Pringle of Canterbury, NSW; Pte John Byrnes of Parramatta, NSW; Pte Phil Burley of Burnie, Tas.

Left to right
Back row:
1) VX44635 - BELL, Stephen Walter, Driver - 4 Australian Reserve Motor Transport Company, of Beechworth, Vic.
2) NX71739 - ASHCROFT, Richard John (Dick), Driver - 2 Australian Army Service Corps, of Parramatta, NSW
3) VX60213 - BUTLAND, James Fraser (Fraser), Private (Pte) - 2/29 Battalion, of Corryong, Vic.
4) QX18608 - BARNARD, Alfred, Gunner - 2/10 Field Regiment, of Mackay, Qld.

Third row:
1) NX10661 - CAREY, Luke Robert, Private. - 2/30 Bn., HQ Company, Mortar Platoon, of Randwick, NSW
2) WX9011 - ARTHUR, Gerald Charles (Jerry), Private - 2/4 Machine Gun Battalion, of Mount Lawley, WA.
3) NX56963 - BARKLIMORE, Gegory James (Greg), Private - 2/18 Battalion, of Cobar, NSW.
4) NX59288 - BOND, Leslie William Joseph (Leo), Private - 2/20 Battalion, of Gladesville, NSW.
5) NX32814 - BLACK, Stanley Bertram (Stan), Private - 2/30 Bn., HQ Company, Q. Store, of Glebe, NSW.
6) NX51660 - CAREY, John Peter (Jack), Private - 2/30 Bn., D Company, 18 Platoon, of Randwick, NSW.
7) NX23918 - BRAY, Edward Clive (Donkey), Pte. - 2/30 Bn., B Company, 10 Platoon, of Forbes, NSW.
8) BURTON, H.A., Sergeant, of Surrey, England (the sergeant has been with Australians since his catpure).
9) NX50093 - BANNISTER, William Robert (Bill), Corporal - 2/18 Battalion, of Parkville, NSW.

Second Row:
1) NX72608 - ASTILL, Keith William, Private - 2/30 Bn., of Cessnock, NSW.
2) NX29116 - BROWN, Raymond John Tresillian (Ray), Private. - 2/30 Bn., B Company, 12 Platoon, of Bankstown, NSW.
3) NX29866- BAXTER, Ronald John, Lance Corporal - 2/19 Battalion, of Stockton, NSW.
4) QX22678 - ANDERSON, Edward William, Private - 8 Div. Postal, of Cairns, Qld.
5) NX604 - BRIDGES, Robert George (Bob), Pte. - 2/30 Bn., D Company, 17 Platoon, of Breadalbane, NSW.
6) WX9360- CLARKE, Edwin John, Private - 2/4 Machine Gun Battalion, of Walpole, WA.
7) QX1874- BIRD, Walter Charles, Gunner - 2/10 Field Regiment, of Townsville, Qld.
8) QX16470 - ARMSTRONG, Albert Mason, Private - 2/26 Battalion, of Sydney, NSW.
9) NX26746 - BOWTELL, Albert Edward (Bert), Corporal - 2 Australian Army Service Corps, of Lawson, NSW.
10) NX69826 - COOK, Leslie Clive, Private - 2/20 Battalion, of Tamworth, NSW.
11) NX68906 - PRINGLE, Frank, Lieutenant - 2/3 Motor Ambulance Convoy, of Canterbury, NSW.
12) NX41787 - BYRNES, John Hogarth, Private - 13 AGH, of Parramatta, NSW.
13) TX5615 - BURLEY, Phillip Walter John (Phil), Private - 8 Div. Ammunition Supply Company, of Burnie, Tas.
Keywords: NX604_BRIDGES

Maibara Camp, Japan

Australian War Memorial caption:

Maibara Camp, Japan. Australian soldiers of 8th Division who were prisoners of war (POWs) at the Maibara POW Camp in the Osaka area. These men suffered many hardships, being poorly clad in winter and receiving very short rations of rice. They had been POWs for three years and eight months, and had recently been receiving supplies of rations and clothes dropped by parachute from B29 bombers and US Navy aircraft. Left to right, back: Driver Steve Bell of Beechworth, Vic; Driver Dick Ashcroft of Parramatta, NSW; Private (Pte) Fraser Butland of Corryong, Vic; Gunner A. Barnard of Mackay, Qld. Third row: Pte Luke Carey of Randwick, NSW; Pte Jerry Arthur of Mount Lawley, WA; Pte Greg Barklimore of Cobar, NSW; Pte Leo Bond of Gladesville, NSW; Pte Stand Black of Glebe, NSW; Pte John Carey of Randwick, NSW; Pte E. C. Bray of Forbes, NSW; Sergeant H. A. Burton of Surrey, England (the sergeant has been with Australians since his catpure); Pte Bill Banister of Parkville, NSW. Second Row: Pte Keith Astill of Cessnock, NSW; Pte Ray Brown of Bankstown, NSW; Corporal (Cpl) Ron Baxter of Stockton, NSW; Pte Ted Anderson of Cairns, Qld; Pte Robert Bridges of Breadalbane, NSW; Pte E. J. Clarke of Walpole, WA; Gunner Walter Bird of Townsville, Qld; Pte Albert Armstrong of Sydney, NSW; Cpl Bert Bowtell of Lawson, NSW; Pte Les Cook of Tamworth, NSW; Lieutenant Frank Pringle of Canterbury, NSW; Pte John Byrnes of Parramatta, NSW; Pte Phil Burley of Burnie, Tas.

Left to right
Back row:
1) VX44635 - BELL, Stephen Walter, Driver - 4 Australian Reserve Motor Transport Company, of Beechworth, Vic.
2) NX71739 - ASHCROFT, Richard John (Dick), Driver - 2 Australian Army Service Corps, of Parramatta, NSW
3) VX60213 - BUTLAND, James Fraser (Fraser), Private (Pte) - 2/29 Battalion, of Corryong, Vic.
4) QX18608 - BARNARD, Alfred, Gunner - 2/10 Field Regiment, of Mackay, Qld.

Third row:
1) NX10661 - CAREY, Luke Robert, Private. - 2/30 Bn., HQ Company, Mortar Platoon, of Randwick, NSW
2) WX9011 - ARTHUR, Gerald Charles (Jerry), Private - 2/4 Machine Gun Battalion, of Mount Lawley, WA.
3) NX56963 - BARKLIMORE, Gegory James (Greg), Private - 2/18 Battalion, of Cobar, NSW.
4) NX59288 - BOND, Leslie William Joseph (Leo), Private - 2/20 Battalion, of Gladesville, NSW.
5) NX32814 - BLACK, Stanley Bertram (Stan), Private - 2/30 Bn., HQ Company, Q. Store, of Glebe, NSW.
6) NX51660 - CAREY, John Peter (Jack), Private - 2/30 Bn., D Company, 18 Platoon, of Randwick, NSW.
7) NX23918 - BRAY, Edward Clive (Donkey), Pte. - 2/30 Bn., B Company, 10 Platoon, of Forbes, NSW.
8) BURTON, H.A., Sergeant, of Surrey, England (the sergeant has been with Australians since his catpure).
9) NX50093 - BANNISTER, William Robert (Bill), Corporal - 2/18 Battalion, of Parkville, NSW.

Second Row:
1) NX72608 - ASTILL, Keith William, Private - 2/30 Bn., of Cessnock, NSW.
2) NX29116 - BROWN, Raymond John Tresillian (Ray), Private. - 2/30 Bn., B Company, 12 Platoon, of Bankstown, NSW.
3) NX29866- BAXTER, Ronald John, Lance Corporal - 2/19 Battalion, of Stockton, NSW.
4) QX22678 - ANDERSON, Edward William, Private - 8 Div. Postal, of Cairns, Qld.
5) NX604 - BRIDGES, Robert George (Bob), Pte. - 2/30 Bn., D Company, 17 Platoon, of Breadalbane, NSW.
6) WX9360- CLARKE, Edwin John, Private - 2/4 Machine Gun Battalion, of Walpole, WA.
7) QX1874- BIRD, Walter Charles, Gunner - 2/10 Field Regiment, of Townsville, Qld.
8) QX16470 - ARMSTRONG, Albert Mason, Private - 2/26 Battalion, of Sydney, NSW.
9) NX26746 - BOWTELL, Albert Edward (Bert), Corporal - 2 Australian Army Service Corps, of Lawson, NSW.
10) NX69826 - COOK, Leslie Clive, Private - 2/20 Battalion, of Tamworth, NSW.
11) NX68906 - PRINGLE, Frank, Lieutenant - 2/3 Motor Ambulance Convoy, of Canterbury, NSW.
12) NX41787 - BYRNES, John Hogarth, Private - 13 AGH, of Parramatta, NSW.
13) TX5615 - BURLEY, Phillip Walter John (Phil), Private - 8 Div. Ammunition Supply Company, of Burnie, Tas.

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Filename:019389.jpg
Album name:makan / Maibara
Keywords:NX604_BRIDGES
Source:From the collection of the Australian War Memorial. Reproduced with permission. ID Number: 019389
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Date added:Oct 02, 2006
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