W7 POPANYINNING POW CONTROL CENTER, WA
DURING WW2

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LOCATION - 175 kms south east of Perth, WA, between Narrogin and Brookton

 

DATES - 11th March 1944 - 31st May 1946

 

STRENGTH - Commenced with 100 Italian POWs, 2nd May 1944 increased to 175. 21st April 1945 decreased to 100 due to POWS required to other PWCCs opening up in surrounding districts and W7 area of operations reduced in size.

 

No of FARMS ASSISTED - Maximum 94 in May 1945

 

O.C.s
Capt Clayton 11th March 1944- 30th November 1945

Lt A Clark 30th November-31st May 1946

 

2IC - S/Sgt Peirl 31st May 1946

 

ADDRESS - Next to old tavern (burnt down in 1978)

 

PREVIOUS STATUS - Purpose built temporary accommodation on vacant town lot and removed in 1946 

 

CURRENT STATUS - Vacant town lot, no visible remains or indicators.

 

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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