Diary relating to service of Major Charles Patrick Tracey, 1943

Accession Number AWM2019.22.140
Collection number PR03469
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 103 Image/s captured
Maker Tracey, Charles Patrick
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Diary relating to service of NX70508 Major Charles Patrick Tracey, 2/26 Battalion, Second World War. The diary covers the period between 1 January 1943 and 21 December 1943, covering Tracey’s time as a prisoner of war. After spending some time at Changi, Tracey was moved to Banpong, Thailand with a work party for some months. His daily entries record the deteriorating conditions of supplies, the rampant illnesses, the poor treatment by the Japanese, the weather, and rate at which people were dying. The diary includes a list of people who died from cholera.