Nevell, John (Sergeant, b.1913)

Accession Number PR00257
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 15 items
Object type Diary
Maker Nevell, John
Date made 1941-1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 93/0258
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Detailed record of experiences as a young Australian soldier in Malaya in 1941, and as a prisoner of war (POW) of the Japanese during 1942-1945. Discusses food, treatment by Japanese, work on Burma Railway, disease, voyage to Japan, work on docks and in coal mine, effects of atomic bomb on Nagasaki, liberation (includes transcript of POW diary).