W1 BRIDGETOWN POW CONTROL
LOCATION - 267 kms south of Perth WA, between Manjimup and Donnybrook.
DATES - 29th October 1943 - 23rd May 1946
Commenced with 100 Italian POWs, 4th May 1944 increased to 148, 22nd February 1945 increased to 200,
3rd May 1945 decreased to 175 (25 transferred to Jarrahdale work camp)
No of FARMS ASSISTED - Maximum 137 in Feb 1945
Lt WLH Baker 29th October 1944 - 19th August 1944
Lt WE Beigel 19th August 1944 - 6th January 1946
Lt Mc Nammara 6th January 1946 - 23rd May 1946
Sgt Evans 29th October 1943 - 16th February 1944
ADDRESS - No 19 Steere Street, Bridgetown
PREVIOUS STATUS - Built in the 1890ís as a Municipal Administration Centre. Later in 1930 it became the town library but this was soon moved to larger premises and left vacant until 1943 when it was occupied by the Army.
CURRENT STATUS - Building still standing and unchanged since the war years, now occupied by a Chiropractic doctor
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I'd like to thank Ernie Polis for his kind assistance with information for this and many other pages about POW and Internment camps in Western Australia.
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This page first produced 19 January 2002
This page last updated 02 September 2018