Prosser, Francis (Private, b.1907 - d.?)

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Accession Number AWM2016.651.1
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter
Maker Commonwealth of Australia
Prosser, Francis
Place made Australia, Malaya, Singapore
Date made 1941-1946
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition, Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of VX37385 Private Francis Prosser, 2/29th Australian Infantry Battalion, Malaya, Singapore, Australia, 1941-1946.

Collection consists of:
- One Christmas card from Malaya, dated 1941.
- One red-coloured 'Chong's ideal series notebook' written as a diary dating from 15 February 1942 to 10 November 1944, which discusses Pte Prosser's time spent both in Changi Goal and on various working parties around Singapore island. Included in the diary are mentions about the treatment of sick prisoners, including an account of Pte Prosser receiving an apendectomy, and details about the different sorts of work that prisoners were forced to undertake while on work parties in Singapore.
- Three letters from Australian Military Forces addressed to Pte Prosser’s wife informing her that he was suspected missing in action (dated 28 April 1942); he was officially posted as missing in action (dated 30 June 1942); and that he was a prisoner of war and interned in Malaya (1 June 1943).
- One telegram address to Mrs Prosser informing her that Pte Prosser was a prisoner of war (dated 28 May 1943).
- Two prisoner of war cards sent from Changi by Pte Prosser to his wife (dated 21 February 1943 and 5 October 1945).
- One transcription of a radio message sent by Pte Prosser to his family and a letter explaining this, sent to Mrs Prosser, dated 17 August 1943.
- Two telegrams dated 18 September 1945 informing Mrs Prosser that Pte Prosser was a prisoner of war in Changi, and that he had just embarked TSMV Marunda bound for Labuan.
- One telegram from Pte Prosser to his wife dated 15 October 1945 advising her that he was in Brisbane.
- One official telegram instructing Mrs Prosser that Pte Prosser was to arrive in Melbourne the following day (dated 17 October 1945).
- One discharge certificate for Pte Prosser dated 16 January 1946.