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Albany Veterans honoured
July 27, 2017
Mr Rick Wilson, Federal Member for O’Connor and the Hon Dan Tehan MP Minister of Veteran affairs recently hosted a ... more


Congratulations to Neil MacPherson on his 95th Birthday
July 26, 2017
Over 30 family and friends gathered in the RAAF Retirement Village Albany on Saturday 13 May to join Neil in ... more


2017 ANZAC Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Address by Neil MacPherson
July 26, 2017
2017 ANZAC Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Address by Neil MacPherson WX 16572 2/2nd Pioneer Good morning, ... more


Annual ex-Prisoner of War Memorial Service in Kings Park
July 26, 2017
The memorial service conducted by the Mount Lawley Senior High School was held at the Ex-POW Memorial, May Drive, Kings ... more


National News – Courtesy of Barbed Wire and Bamboo periodical
July 26, 2017
Upcoming 2017 Commemoration Services:(as advised by the office of The Hon Dan Tehan MP) 25 August 75th Anniversary of the ... more


2017 Quiet Lion Tour Report
June 22, 2017
2017 Quiet Lion Tour Report The annual pilgrimage to the River Kwai took place from Monday the 17th of April ... more


The sinking of the Vyner Brooke
December 22, 2016
Built in 1928, the SS Vyner Brooke was a British-registered cargo vessel of 1,670 tons. She was named after the ... more


VALE Sergeant John Roy (Jack) Thorpe
December 22, 2016
VALE - Sergeant John Roy (Jack) Thorpe WX10477 105 Australian Transport Company and British Commonwealth Occupation Force Enlisted 20/12/1940 and ... more


VALE – Eric Herman Rosenberg Roediger
December 22, 2016
VALE - Eric Herman Rosenberg Roediger WX10710, 24.04.1910 – 25.09.2016' At 106 when he died, Eric was one of the ... more


VALE – Milton (Snow) Thomas Fairclough
December 22, 2016
Milton (Snow) Thomas Fairclough OAM 28.08.1920 – 01.10.2016, died aged 96 years at Murdoch Hospital. His funeral service was held ... more


AWARD OF MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (OAM) TO EX-POW, THE LATE GORDON MAITLAND ROBERTS.
June 14, 2016
In the Queen’s Birthday Honors announced on June 13 2016, Gordon Maitland Roberts, a member of the 2/3rd Machine Gun ... more


2016 Tour – Neil Macpherson’s Address
June 4, 2016
ADDRESS BY NEIL MacPHERSON WX 16572 2/2ND PIONEERS AT THE 2016 ANZAC DAY WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY ... more


PRESTIGIOUS AWARD TO COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE BTRMA.
June 2, 2016
On 13 May this year it was announced that Elizabeth Brennan, a valued member of the management Committee of the ... more


Letter to the Australian American Association – David Piesse
June 2, 2016
BURMA THAILAND RAILWAY AND THE QUIET LION TOUR By David Piesse (Quiet Lion Tour Leader) I have been involved with ... more


THE LOST BATTALION 2nd BATTALION, 131ST FIELD ARTILLERY. USS HOUSTON (CA-30) AND HMAS PERTH SURVIVORS
June 2, 2016
There have been many questions regarding American servicemen working on the Burma Thailand Railway whilst prisoners of the Japanese. In ... more


AWARD OF ORDER OF AUSTRALIA MEDAL (OAM) TO MILTON THOMAS (“Snow”) FAIRCLOUGH IN THE AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS 2016.
June 2, 2016
Milton Thomas Fairclough, a survivor of the Burma Thailand Railway and a member of 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion was awarded ... more


Esperance High School – Principal’s thank you
June 2, 2016
Cathy Bamblett, the Principal of Esperance High School wrote a hearfelt thank you to the tour organisers of this years ... more


Tour report 2016
June 2, 2016
TOUR REPORT QUIET LION TOUR 2016 Friday April 15th 2016 saw a group of people congregating at the check-in desk ... more


RAMSAY MEDICAL GROUP. HOLLYWOOD PRIVATE HOSPITAL. PEEL HEALTH CAMPUS.
December 23, 2015
ACKNOWLDEGEMENT. The BTRMA wishes to acknowledge the support of RAMSAY MEDICAL GROUP, HOLLYWOOD PRIVATE HOSPITAL and PEEL HEALTH CAMPUS over ... more


ANZAC CENTENARY COMMEMORATED IN THAILAND
December 23, 2015
25 April 2015 On 25 April, Australians throughout the world commemorated ANZAC Day to remember those who have served in ... more


Vale Gordon Maitland Roberts, Survivor of the Burma Thailand Railway.
December 23, 2015
Gordon Maitland Roberts, WX 2625,  of Dandaragan, Western Australia, died at Hollywood Hospital on November 1, 2015 having reached the ... more


Eric Wilson APM OAM
June 7, 2015
The Association is delighted to confirm the recent award of an Order of Australia Medal to our Chairman and long ... more


2015 ANZAC DAY ADDRESS BY NEIL MACPHERSON WX 16572 AT THE WREATH LAYING CEREMONY, KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, THAILAND.
June 7, 2015
Good Morning all, Once again I am honoured to represent the dwindling group of prisoners of war in addressing the ... more


Rhiannon Mackay’s student contribution.
June 7, 2015
Rhiannon Mackay attended the 2015 tour as a student and Army service cadet from Mandurah. Her article is available for ... more


VALE BARRY MAY OAM
June 7, 2015
Father Barry John May OAM JP Th.Dip. SSC. Chaplain of the Btrma Thailand Railway Memorial Association Former WA Police Chaplain ... more


PEEL HEALTH CAMPUS SUPPORTS LOCAL YOUTH TO ATTEND ANZAC SERVICES IN THAILAND
May 27, 2015
In keeping with the true Ramsay Health Care spirit, the team at Peel Health Campus have made a community contribution ... more


VALE – TOM UREN
February 7, 2015
TOM UREN 1921–2015 The Hon. Tom Uren AC has died at age 93. Tom Uren left school at 13, became ... more


Meg Pearce’s address to Wagin Lions
October 26, 2014
Good evening. For those of you I haven’t met personally my name is Meg Pearce and I was the Wagin ... more


KEN WOOD AND THE WEARY DUNLOP BOON PONG EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIP
September 24, 2014
Kenneth Walter Wood, WX 7433 passed away on 26th August 2014. Ken enlisted on 6th August 1940 and became a ... more


Funeral of Khun Kanit Wanachote OAM of Home Phu Toey Resort, Tarsau, Thailand.
July 30, 2014
The late Khun Kanit Wanachote OAM died in Bangkok, Thailand, on 1st April 2014 at the age of 86. After ... more


2014 ANZAC DAY ADDRESS BY NEIL MACPHERSON
June 4, 2014
2014 ANZAC DAY ADDRESS BY NEIL MACPHERSON WX 16572 AT THE WREATH LAYING CEREMONY, KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, THAILAND. Good Morning ... more


2014 ANZAC Day International football match report
June 4, 2014
ANZAC DAY INTERNATIONAL – THAILAND TIGERS V ISLAMABAD MAKHORS For nine years the Quiet Lion Tours have attended the ANZAC ... more


2014 – AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL
June 4, 2014
When discussing the place of recreation, sport, entertainment and study as part of the Prisoner of War experience there has ... more


2014 Quiet Lion Tour report
June 4, 2014
………………………………………………………………………………………… The Quiet Lion Tour 2014 tour group outside Home Phu Toey after the Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass. Ex ... more


VALE KHUN KANIT WANACHOTE OAM
June 2, 2014
The Burma Thailand Railway Memorial Association regrets to advise the death of a good friend and supporter of the association. ... more


NEW WEBSITE CAPTURES MEMORIES OF HELLFIRE PASS
October 28, 2013
Some of the experiences of Australian Prisoners of War (POWs) at Hellfire Pass during the Second World War are featured ... more


New Government Resource Features Hellfire Pass
October 25, 2013
The Australian Government, through the Australian War Memorial has published a feature on Hell-Fire Pass and the Death Railway HERE ... more


Address by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC Governor-General – Kanchanaburi 2011
May 18, 2011
ADDRESS BY HER EXCELLENCY MS QUENTIN BRYCE AC GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA. ON THE OCCASION OF ANZAC Day ... more


Address by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC Governor-General – Helfire Pass 2011
May 18, 2011
ADDRESS BY HER EXCELLENCY MS QUENTIN BRYCE AC GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA ON THE OCCASION OF ANZAC DAY ... more


Bill Haskell (OAM) Obituary
May 17, 2011
Bill Haskell was born at Fremantle on 9th May 1920 and died just short of his 91 st birthday on ... more


Descendants of POWS on the Burma Thailand Railway return.
May 17, 2011
The Burma Thailand Railway Memorial Association, a group of veterans and supporters who have resolved to perpetuate the memory of ... more


Eddy Sorrell Story
May 17, 2011
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN POW REMEMBERED The 2011 Quiet Lion Tour to Thailand for the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass ... more


Hellfire Pass Museum Journal
May 8, 2011
After the location of the original rail trace and the creation of the Heritage (Walking) Trail along the section of ... more


Stan Herron’s Shirt
May 17, 2010
Shirt Front Shirt back This Japanese issue unbleached calico undershirt belonged to POW NX48180 Private Stanley Herron. It was on ... more


TBRC Honoured . – Rod Beattie by Neil MacPherson
May 2, 2010
At a function in Kanchanaburi on 15th Jan 2010 the Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (via her Ambassador ... more


Order Of Australia Medal (OAM) – Khun Kanit Wanachote
September 26, 2009
By decree of the Governor General of Australia, Khun Kanit Wanachote of Home Phu Toey Resort, Tarsau, Thailand, was recently ... more


Address by Dr Brook Barrington, at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery on Anzac Day 2009.
May 29, 2009
Veterans, Families of Veterans, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. Good morning. On ANZAC day we honour all New Zealand and Australian ... more


Address by Dr Brook Barrington, New Zealand Ambassador
May 29, 2009
ADDRESS BY DR BROOK BARRINGTON, NEW ZEALAND AMBASSADOR TO THAILAND AT HELLFIRE PASS DAWN SERVICE ANZAC DAY 2009.. Author: DR ... more


Anzac Day and the Burma Siam Railway – Bill Haskell
May 22, 2009
Bill Haskell Ex WX3279 2/3RD Machine Gun Battalion. In Australia and New Zealand the 25th April is known as Anzac ... more