Thai/Burma Death Railway Commemoration


The Thai Burma Railway Expedition 2005 under the Patronage of His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery AC, CVO, MC Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia. This project was part of the official commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the end of WW11 (15th August 1945).

The aim of the project was for an Australian team to walk from Changi Prison Chapel, Singapore retracing the route of the Death Railway through Thailand to the Burma/Myanmar border. To commemorate and in remembrance of those POW’s who were taken as forced labour to work on the construction of the Thai / Burma Death Railway in 1942 – 1943.

The project required adherence to strict protocols in dealing with the offices of the Governor General, the Premier’s Department, the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), Australian Defence Forces, Embassies, Sponsors, Ex POW and other official bodies.