Private Papers of Dr G F West OBE

Catalogue number
  • Documents.7689
Subject period
  • File: Weight 5.2 kg
private papers

History note

Catalogue date 1998-02

History note

Cataloguer RWAS

Content description

Ms War Diary (1p) of the 3rd Malayan Field Ambulance FMSVF for December 1941 compiled by West as its Commanding Officer during the first stages of the Malayan campaign and a linked summary (2pp, ts) of the unit's service in the remaining weeks of the campaign written by another of its officers in December 1945; together with an ms drawing of West doing his rounds in Palembang prisoner of war camp, Sumatra in 1944, a photocopy of a ts list (3pp) of the British male civilian internees in Muntok camp, Sumatra (1942 - 1944) with ms annotations showing deaths up to September 1944, and a photocopy of a ts letter (1p), dated September 1944, addressed to Dr West, as the British medical officer for the camp, expressing a patient's appreciation of his treatment in the camp hospital.

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