Wallet 1 of 1 - Notebook relating to service of Harry Raymond Green

Accession Number AWM2019.22.178
Collection number PR04024
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Notebook
Physical description 88 Image/s captured
Maker Green, Harry Raymond
Place made Malaya
Date made 1941-1945
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.

Notebook relating to the service of NX41959 Private Harry Raymond Green, 2/30 Battalion, Second World War. The notebook starts in 1941 and continues during Green’s captivity as a Japanese prisoner of war in Malaya, with the final entry dated 1945. The notebook contains about 72 poems written by anonymous authors, some of whom were members of the 8th Division and the 4th Anti-tank Regiment, Australian Imperial Force. They cover aspects of the prisoner of war experience under the Japanese as well as fighting in Malaya. There are also a few diary entries dated between 17 September 1941 and 22 April 1943 featuring Green’s journey to Singapore, brief descriptions of his battalion’s movements in early 1942, the relocation to Changi, the date his first work party left Changi as well as the party’s movements, and the date of a later work party. The notebook is accompanied by a loose sheet of Australian Red Cross Society writing paper on which Green has written an account of his journey from Singapore to Brisbane, dated 21 September 1945.