Records of the Ex-Prisoner of War Association of South Australia [SRG 869] • Manuscript

Photographs of European Prisoners of War and prison camps, WWII

Photographs of European Prisoners of War and prison camps, WWII

Eight black and white photographs used to support the Ex-Prisoner of War Association's compensation claims as evidence of the conditions and treatment of European Prisoners of War during WWII. See Series 13 for the papers relating to compensation claims, and Series 14 for submissions of experiences of individual POWs to support the claims. See below for details.

Australian Prisoners of War on their way home

Australian Prisoners of War on their way home

On back of photograph: 'On their way home. These Australian prisoners of war (POWs) were flown out of Austria soon after VE Day to Naples (Italy) where this photograph was taken. They have since reached England on the second stage of their journey to Australia.' Pictured: David Syme (2); a sergeant from 3rd Light Anti Aircraft (3LAA); (Bluey) Williams (5); Bert Ridgway, 3rd Tank Attack Unit (7); T. P. James, 3LAA (9); George Humphreys, 3rd Tank Attack Unit (11); British soldier (12); Sergeant (Sgt) V. Murray, 2/13th Battalion (2/13 Bn) (15); Jack Keir, 6th Division, Army Service Corps (ASC) (17); (Count) Jagoe, 2/13th or 2/17th Bn (18); British soldier (26); British soldier (30); British soldier (31); Stan Evans, 2/13th Bn (37); B. Collins, 6th Division, ASC (38); (Sonny) Purvis, 2/13th Bn (39); Len Longley, 2/15th Bn (41); George Phipps, 3rd Anti Aircraft (AA) (43). Details of POWs pictured from Australian War Memorial website, photograph ID number 019434.

21st anniversary key

21st anniversary key

Large wooden autograph key, approximately 45 cm x 18 cm, painted gold with the Ex-POW Association of SA logo and 1945-1966 painted on the front, with signatures of members on the inside, celebrating the 21st anniversary of the SA Association.

National reunion 1977 glass plates

National reunion 1977 glass plates

Two identical square glass plates, 13 x 13 cm, created for the national reunion of the Ex-Prisoner of War Association of Australia held in Adelaide in October 1977. The plates have a gold border, the Ex-POW Association of SA logo in the centre, and the words 'Adelaide national reunion 5th-9th October 1977'.

Wooden plaque with logo

Wooden plaque with logo

A circular wooden plaque, 13.2 cm diameter x 2.5 cm high, with a metal logo of the New Zealand Ex-Prisoner of War Association in the centre, with plastic stand. Possibly created for the 1977 National Reunion held in Hamilton.