Diary relating to the service of Major Charles Patrick Tracey, 1945

Accession Number AWM2019.22.143
Collection number PR03469
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Notebook
Physical description 86 Image/s captured
Maker Tracey, Charles Patrick
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1945
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 1945 and 8 October 1945, covering Tracey’s time as a prisoner of war at Changi and his repatriation to Australia. The daily diary entries detail life around the camp, including the hosting of sports and concerts, the lack of supplies, and the prevalence of illnesses such as malaria. Tracey documents the bombings around Singapore and the slow transition of the camp away from Japanese control after their surrender. The diary also includes a list of books and recipes, as well as names and addresses.