Private Papers of D Robertson

Catalogue number
  • Documents.2463
  • File: Weight 5 kg
private papers

History note

Catalogue date 1993-09

History note

Cataloguer RWAS

Content description

Photocopy of a ts transcript (9pp, but p6 is missing) of a demi-official letter, dated October 1945, from the Singapore depot manager of the Marconi Company describing the uncertainties surrounding the evacuation of make civilians from Singapore in early February 1942, his embarkation with other evacuees, including some Australian deserters, in the REDANG on 12 February, her sinking by two Japanese destroyers in the Bangka Straits the following day and his 24 hour voyage with other survivors in the lifeboat to Sumatra, their rescue by the TAPAH and her capture by the Japanese on 17 February and his living conditions during his subsequent internment in camps at Pladjoe, Palembang, Muntok and Loebek Linggau in Sumatra, 1942 - 1945

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