These images are taken from Eric’s private collection, as well as from the Australian war Memorial, with thanks.

This website would not be possible without the help of the 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion Association. Visit their website HERE.

And a special thank you to Andrew Carter for all your help.

The website would also not be possible without the help and resources below. Click on the text to visit the website. To contact the creator of this website emailĀ

This website was made purely for educational purposes.

The 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion Association.

Research Conducted by Roger Mansell.

Australian National Archives.

Fukuoka 14 Facebook Page.

Australian POWS in Nagasaki Facebook Page.

The Java FEPOW Club.

The Nagasaki Peace Museum.

And from the Books

“The Story of the 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion” by E. F. Aitken.

“Last Stop Nagasaki” by Hugh Clarke.

“4000 Bowls of Rice” By Linda Goetz Holmes.

“Prisoners In Java” By Bill Marshall.

“Arthur Blackburn, VC. An Australian hero, his men, and their two world wars” By Andrew Faulkner.