|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||3 wallets: 3 cm|
|Object type||Letters, Postcard, Records, Newspaper cutting, Souvenir|
|Place made||Australia, Borneo: Brunei Bay Area, Brunei|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Martin, William, (Chief Police Officer - Civilian, b.1902 - d.1981)
Collection relating to William Martin who served in the British police force in Malaya, Penang and Malacca, and was Chief Police Officer in Brunei when captured by the Japanese in 1941. Martin was held in Kuching (aka Batu Lintang) prisoner of war camp from December 1941 until September 1945. Collection includes: correspondence with his wife Jean (September 1945); newspaper cuttings; stamps; two issues of Table Tops newssheet from September 1945; a copy of 'Lintang Camp: official documents and papers collected from the records of the civilian internment camp (No. 1 camp) at Lintang, Kuching, Sarawak, during the years 1942-1943-1944-1945 / collected and edited by John Beville Archer, MSS'; a written statement by William Martin detailing his mistreatment in Kuching Camp.