Private Papers of Lieutenant J M Brander RNVR

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  • Documents.1475
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  • File: Weight 5.3 kg
private papers

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Ts account (36pp written ca 1980s) describing: his service as an officer with the Straits Settlements RNVR, Penang, Malaya (April 1939 - March 1942) and his experiences as a POW, including: pre-war minesweeping exercises and routine training off Penang, and war time service as a Lieutenant in the auxiliary minesweeper HMS SIN AIK LEE, including Japanese air attacks on Penang, moving base to Singapore (19 December 1941), an abortive voyage to Batavia, Java, abandoning ship under surface attack in the Sunda Straits off Sumatra, being adrift for five nights and coming ashore on Pulau Lugundi, his imprisonment by the Japanese at Chung Wa, Mulo and Sungei Ron camps, Palembang, Sumatra, including the relatively good conditions, the dispute over signing a non-escape parole form, Sikh guards, and the voyage to, and imprisonment in, Changi camp, Singapore (April - August 1945), liberation and repatriation in the SS TEGELBERG.

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