W5 TAMBELLUP POW CONTROL CENTER, WA
DURING WW2

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LOCATION - 317 kms south east of Perth WA, between Cranbrook and Broomehill. Was to be originally at Pallingup, but no suitable accommodation for the HQ could be obtained.

 

DATES - 11th March 1944 - 31st May 1946

 

STRENGTH - Commenced with 100 Italian POWs, 19th May 1944 increased to 150

 

No of FARMS ASSISTED - Maximum 93 in May 1946

 

O.C.s
 Lt Hufer 11th March 1944-4th May 1944

Lt HV Mountain 4th May 1944- 5th May 1945

Capt Meacham 5th May 1945- 31st May 1946

 

2IC
S/Sgt Read 11th May 1944-5th May 1945

WO2 JS Read 5th May 1945- 22nd November 1945

S/Sgt Gribble 22nd November1945-31st May 1946 

 

ADDRESS - Not known

 

PREVIOUS STATUS - Unknown

 

CURRENT STATUS - Unknown

 

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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