Jeater, William David (Lieutenant Colonel)

Unit 2/20th Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Accession Number 3DRL/3589
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 custom folder: 5 cm
Object type Souvenir
Maker Jeater, William David
Place made Australia
Date made 1941-1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/052/006
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Forty-four Christmas cards exchanged by prisoners of war in Changi between 1942-1945. The cards are illustrated with hand drawn pencil, watercolour and crayon sketches. Included in the collection is an invitation with an attached concert program, to attend the Dutch celebration for the birthday of Queen Wilhelmina dated August 1944. The cards were collected by Lieutenant-Colonel William Jeater who served with the 2/20 Battalion before being captured as a prisoner of war in 1942.