Squire Park Breakout Site


Memorial marks the site of the Japanese breakout at the Prisoner of War camp on the 5 August 1944. The Japanese burned down most of their camp and over 350 escaped. Many Japanese committed suicide and four Australian soldiers were killed. The recapture of the prisoners took over a week.


This Cairn marks the site of Japanese breakout at Cowra 1944Erected by Cowra Municipal Council A. J. Oliver - Mayor

Sakura Avenue
Cowra NSW 2794
Recorded by
Kent - Monument Australia - http://monumentaustralia.org.au
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Dedication date: 
1966-08-07 00:00:00.0
Dedication date
07 August 1966

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