Patrick Andreas Ohlstrom - an animated short film

Click on the "Education " tab above to view the animated short film

of Patrick Ohlstrom's journey though the Great War & associated resources.

Today's Honour Roll

June
17
Today's Honour Roll recognizes 185 Australians who fell on this day in history.
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Name Date of Death Conflict
HUNT, Raymond Henry 17 Jun 1968 Vietnam War
BANKS, James 17 Jun 1941 World War 2
COPE, George Wilfred 17 Jun 1918 World War 1
SMITH, Milton Frederick (DFC) 17 Jun 1944 World War 2
MARSHALL, Leonard Arthur 17 Jun 1918 World War 1

The lone POW in the Sydney War Cemetery

The lone POW in the Sydney War Cemetery

Private Jasper Nelson Schwerdt died of acute cardiac beriberi on 11 June 1945, interned as a prisoner of the Japanese in Sakata, Japan. His ashes, however, a held at the Sydney War Cemetery. Of the 736 soldiers whose remains are held at the cemetery, Jasper is the only prisoner of war. The Office of Australian War Graves advised that it knew of no other Prisoner of War whose remains made it back to Australia.

More on Jasper Nelson Schwerdt, including eighteen digitised letters from his time as a prisoner of war, and records of his service as part of the 2nd/2nd Reserve Motor Transport Company, are available on his tribute profile under ‘Links and Documents’: HERE