ID numberPR00015
Collection typePrivate Record
TitlePercival, W J (Jack) MBE (Temporary Captain, b: 1907 d: 1988)
Measurement7 folders
Object typePapers
MakerPercival, W J
Date made1942-1945
AccessOpen
DescriptionPercival was a war correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald, attached to General MacArthur's staff, when captured by the Japanese. His wife was also captured and they were interned in Santo Tomas camp in Manila where their son was born. Papers include diary, camp newspapers, minutes of camp committee meetings, nominal rolls of internees, camp rules. Discusses the deterioration of accommodation and food, illnesses and deaths, Japanese administration, dissension among internees including accusations of profiteering, American air raids, Japanese retreat and evacuation of Manila.