Transcript of the diary of Ronald Alfred Harper, 1942-1943

Accession Number AWM2019.22.172
Collection number PR03037
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Typescript
Physical description 5 Image/s captured
Maker Harper, Ronald Alfred
Place made Malaya
Date made 1942-1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Transcript of the diary relating to the Second World War service of NX56201 Private Ronald Alfred Harper, 2/29th Australian Infantry Battalion. This diary was kept by Harper during his time as a prisoner of war at Changi and has entries between 1 September 1942 and 29 April 1943. Diary entries are arranged roughly in date order and also contains a translation of the entries that are written in Morse code. This transcript mentions: the incident at Selarang Barracks; having to sign a pledge not to escape; translation of Morse code; names, addresses, activities and conditions at the camp. The maker of the transcript is unknown.