Prisoners of War

World War One

  • Douglas Grant: Douglas was captured at the first battle of Bullecourt in 1917, while serving with the 13th Battalion. He is mentioned in the 13th Battalion history.
  • Archibald Johnson: Captured at Viller-Bretonneux whilst in action with the 35th Battalion.
  • William Williams: Captured at Albert, France. 

World War Two

  • Bill Carlyon: While serving with the 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion, he was put onto the infamous Burma-Thailand railway after being held at Changi. "During his imprisonment, a white mate of Bill's developed a duodenal ulcer which burst. His mates had heard that there was an Australian Army surgeon at another camp, 2 kilometres away through the jungle and an operation was likely to be the only thing to save his life. They persuaded the Japanese to let them take him to the surgeon and with their agreement, Bill Carlyon and his friends made a stretcher and took their mate through the jungle at night. Both men survived their captivity and became firm friends".
  • Cyril Brockman: Died while prisoner at Changi Prisoner of War camp.
  • Leonard Brown - QX 11084: Captured in Malaya
  • George Edward Cubby - QX 11113: Captured in Malaya. George was from Toomelah Mission, Boggabilla N.S.W.
  • John Knox - QX 11089: Captured in Malaya
  • Bill Lawson: Captured with the rest of the 2/26th Battalion he died of illness at Changi Prisoner of War Camp.
  • Charles Livermore - NX 45029: Captured with his unit, the 2/18th Battalion in Malaya.  According to the book "Against all the Odds" (by James Burfitt on the 2/18th Bn), a Japanese guard would not believe that he was Koori and beat him up.  Charles then 'pointed the bone' and the guard died, along with the next two guards that took his place.
  • Vivian Maynard: Captured at Singapore with the 2/40th Battalion, he died of illness at Changi Prisoner of War Camp on the 24th of June 1944.
  • Claude McDermott: Claude enlisted in the 2nd AIF in Queensland and was captured along with his entire unit (2/24th Bn) in the defence of Singapore in February 1942. He spent two and a half years in mainland Japan. One story he recounted was one where he challenged the 'best' Japanese guard to a fight, which Claude won. His prize, a whole can of bully beef. He returned to the Tweed Heads area of N.S.W. after the war, where he passed away in 1975. His grandson is currently in the Australian Regular Army and is in East Timor as part of Operation Stabilise. There is a picture of Claude in the wartime images gallery at AWM.
  • Joseph Mye - QX 13541: Captured in Malaya
  • Edward Mussing - QX 9776: Captured in Malaya
  • Howard John Percy Siddeley - QX 11091: Captured in Malaya