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Culham at War - World War Two

The purpose of these pages is to remind us of those who studied at Culham and died or suffered during wars and conflict. We would like additional contributions to these pages because we recognise that there are many more stories that we have not yet uncovered. If you would like to contribute additional material please send details to
Tutors Henry Babb and Bill Wilder had vivid recollections of Japanese prisoner-of-war camps.

Henry Babb was a padre with the East Surrey Regiment and was captured in Singapore in 1942. As a POW of the Japanese he worked on the Burma-Thailand railway 1942-1944.
By following this link you can hear his recollections in this recording of his talk at Culham in 1975  . . . 

Bill Wilder was a gunner with the 135th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery and the same event he showed some of the sketches he made during his time as a prisoner-of-war. Unfortunately, we do not have access to any of these sketches which, we
understand, are now in the Imperial War Museum.
You can hear Bill's talk by following this link . . . .

The memorial to those Culhamites who died in World War Two