W8 MARGARET RIVER POW CONTROL CENTER, WA
DURING WW2

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LOCATION - 277 kms south of Perth, WA, between Busselton and Augusta

 

DATES - 11th March 1944 - 23rd May 1946

 

STRENGTH - Commenced with 125 Italian POWs, 27th March 1944 decreased to 100. 25 POWs sent to W9 Beverley. January 1945 increased to 150

 

No of FARMS ASSISTED - Maximum 89 in May 1945

 

O.C.s
Capt Tweedie 11th March 1944 - 6th January 1945

Lt WLH Baker 6th January 1945 - 8th November 1945

Capt Mould 8th November 1945 - 31st March 1946

Capt KE Selsmark 31st March 1946 - 23rd May 1946

 

2IC - L/Sgt HS Heyhoe 11th March 1944 - 3rd November 1945

 

ADDRESS - Shell Roadhouse, 91 Bussell Highway, Margaret River

 

PREVIOUS STATUS - Tea rooms and boarding house for single men, vacant during war years

 

CURRENT STATUS  - Commercial site, Shell roadhouse built 1970ís

 

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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