W11 KELLERBERRIN POW CONTROL CENTER, WA
DURING WW2

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LOCATION - 203 kms east of Perth, WA, between Cunderdin and Merredin. Was to be originally at Merredin, 57 kms east of Kellerberrin, too close too military installations. Then it was decided to transfer to Meckering, but no suitable accommodation was available, so Kellerberrin was chosen. 

 

DATES
13th April 1944 for Merredin

10th May 1944 for Meckering

3rd June for Kellerberrin-30th May 1946

 

STRENGTH - Commenced with 200 Italian POWs, decreased to 125 5th May 1944 

 

No of FARMS ASSISTED - Maximum 79 in May 1945

 

O.C.s
Capt H Waldby 13th April 1944-25th January 1945

Capt J Gibson 25th January 1945- 30th May 1946

 

2IC - Not known

 

ADDRESS - Not known

 

PREVIOUS STATUS - Not known

 

CURRENT STATUS - Not known

 

POW Control Centers

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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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