Diary relating to service of Major Charles Patrick Tracey, 1942

Accession Number AWM2019.22.139
Collection number PR03469
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Maker Tracey, Charles Patrick
Place made Singapore
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Diary relating to service of NX70508 Major Charles Patrick Tracey, 2/26 Battalion, Second World War. The diary covers the period between 1 January 1942 and 31 December 1942, and includes the fall of Singapore and Tracey’s time as a prisoner of war. After he was first captured, Tracey was moved to several different camps before arriving at Changi, during which time he worked mainly on administrative activities. Through his nearly daily entries, Tracey makes particular note of illnesses, the state of the food supplies, the weather, the various interactions with the Japanese including shelling and bombing, general camp activities such as entertainment and sport, and the isolation from the outside world.