2 NEGROES AND A WHITE ALLIED SOLDIER
ESCAPE AND ARE RECAPTURED IN NSW
ON 31 DECEMBER 1943
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

 

Two negro soldiers and another allied white soldier escaped from an Allied detention camp in New South Wales early on the morning of Friday 31 December 1943. They had climbed two barbed wire fences and eluded the armed guards. No firearms were found to be missing from the camp.

One of the negroes called Powell and another negro Corporal Lance James Jackson had earlier shot their way out of a detention camp at the University in Sydney in November 1943, after using a Lieutenant as a human shield. Negro Corporal Lance James James was shot by a member of the Provost Corps a number of times at the rear of a house in Steele Street, Surry Hills, Sydney and died shortly after in a Sydney hospital.

 

REFERENCES

"Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate", Friday 31 December 1943

 

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