Farr, Robert William (Sergeant)

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Accession Number 3DRL/6550
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 3 folders
Object type Papers
Maker Farr, Robert William
Date made 1942-1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/060/025
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Brown leatherbound exercise book containing handwritten entries in pencil concerning Australians, British, Americans and Dutch held as prisoners of war of the Japanese (POWs) in Java, Thailand & Malaya. Most entries concern members of the 2/3 Machine Gun Battalion, members of "D" and "F" Forces. There are some nominal rolls, plus death, burial and casualty lists. Also two carbon copy typescript translations of speeches made by Taiwan and Formosan camp commandants to POWs at war's end. A photocopy of the exercise book has been made and this should be used by researchers and not the original.