NX71862 Leslie Gordon Gaffney interviewed by Caroline Gaden about his service with 8th Division Headquarters in Malaya and Singapore and his experiences as a prisoner of war of the Japanese, 1941-45

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Accession Number S01738
Collection type Sound
Measurement 46 min 46 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK D60; mono
Maker Gaffney, Leslie Gordon
Date made 4 May 1995
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Description

Reasons for enlisting; pre embarkation training; jungle training and operations in Malaya; reaction to the capitulation in Singapore; march to Changi prisoner of war camp; train journey to Bampong; experiences in F Force on the Burma Thailand Railway; provision of food; spread of cholera; relationship with officers; return to Changi; British pows; Japanese and Korean guards; reactions to the Japanese surrender; importance of mateship; after release from camp had to wear whatever could be found for return to Australia due to shortage of uniforms; returned to Darwin 9 October 1945 on HMAS Duntroon.
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