Wyllie, David Michael MID (Staff Sergeant)

Place Asia: Malaya
Accession Number PR00371
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 item
Object type Letters
Maker Wyllie, David Michael
Date made 1942
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 93/0091
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

A letter written in Malaya on 30 January 1942 by Wyllie to a friend or relative back in Australia. In the letter Wyllie is very outspoken on the incompetence and inefficiency of the organisation of the Australian troops. He also makes highly critical comments about civil servants, the small number of Australian and British troops in Malaya compared to the Japanese, and the inefficiency of the Lewis gun again the Japanese guns and planes.