Research & Articles by Lt. Col. Peter Winstanley OAM RFD (Retired), JP
Research, Interviews and Articles about the Prisoners Of War of the Japanese who built the Burma to Thailand railway during world war two. Focusing on the doctors and medical staff among the prisoners. Also organised trips to Thailand twice a year.
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Robert McK (Bobby) Shoobridge POW Interview 4_of_6

Robert McK (Bobby) Shoobridge. 2/3 Motor Ambulance Convoy. Under command of Maj Robert Dick with doctor Captain Des Brennan. Part of Operation 'Matador' on the Thailand border December 41. In Aug 42 sent on the ship Fukki Maru to Formasoa (Taiwan), Chosen (Korea) and ultimately to Manchuko (Manchuria). 16 Australians arrived at Mukden , Mancharia 11 Nov 1942. Also 3 NZs and 81 Brits and approx 1,300 Americans. Temperature in Mukden often 30 degrees below.

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