Young, Bill (Private, b.1925)

Accession Number MSS1364
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Young, Bill
Place made Australia
Date made 1990
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 90/1175
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Manuscript written by Private Bill Young 'Return to a dark age' describing his experiences as prisoner of war of the Japanese during the Second World War. Young writes about his enlistment, training, action in Malaya with the 2/29 Battalion and his incarceration at Changi Gaol. Young was later transported to Borneo on the Ubi Maru where he worked on the construction of an airfield. Young's manuscript also details his imprisonment at Kemepi tai at Kuching Prisoner of War Camp and Outram Road Gaol.