Ewen, Murray Colour Patch the men of the 2/4th Australian Machine Gun Battalion, 1940-1945 (Victoria Park, W.A.: Hesperian Press, 2003) Colour Patch has been used extensively throughout this website thanks to the generosity of Murray Ewen. Copies of his book are still available, please use the ‘Contact’ facility of this website for your request to be passed on to Murray.
Past issues of Borehole Bulletin, 2/4th MGB Newsletter compiled by past Presidents and Secretaries, and printed by many volunteers over the years stretching back to the beginning in 1946 – we acknowledge and thank you. We have gained valuable knowledge.
We are however missing some earlier copies – we ask family members, if you come across early copies of ‘Borehole Bulletin’ or any early POW newsletters, can you please contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org
These regular newsletters over the years kept veterans informed of the location and health of their mates, their wives and families, whether they retired and moved, deaths, notified them of updates and changes to their benefits; notified them what was available to those with physical disabilities (which as they aged – was everybody). The Borehole was news everybody looked forward to receiving whether sad or happy. All their social events were regularly included. Often the men would hear the latest news of another former POW – somebody had they hadn’t heard of for 20-30 years, sometimes sadly of their death.
* Books printed in Blue have been written by men of the 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion
Adam-Smith, Patsy AUSTRALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR published by The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd 2014 ISBN: 9781760062781
Airey, Fred THE TIME OF THE SOLDIER, Printed by Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Published 1991. ISBN 0 949206 96B 2
WX13977 AIREY, GEORGE FREDERICK (Fred) enlisted AIF 27 Jul, 1939 later joined 2/4th MGB’s Battalion Headquarters as Regimental Sergeant Major to Commanding Officer Lt-Col Michael Anketell. Following capitulation in Singapore he was taken to a remote location with three others from 2/4th to be executed by the Japanese. He survived and managed to escape to Java via Sumatra where he was taken POW.
Allbury, A.G. BAMBOO & BUSHIDO, Corgi Books London, Printed 1975, Original published 1955.
Arneil, Stan One Man’s War, Published 1982 by Sun Books The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd.
Arneil, Stan BLACK JACK The Life and Times of Brigadier sir Frederick Gallegham, Printed by MacMillan, 1983
Atkinson, Les My Side of the Kwai, Reminiscences of an Australian prisoner of war of the Japanese, Published 2001 by Kangaroo Press.
AWM, EYEWITNESS TO WAR, Australia’s Pacific Campaign 1941-45, 40th Anniversary Special printed by Dreamweaver Magazines.
Barwick, Idris James In The Shadow of Death The story of a Medic on the Burma Railway 1942-45, Published 2005 by Pen & Sword Books Ltd., South Yorkshire, England.
Beattie Rod, THE THAI-BURMA RAILWAY The True story of the Bridge on the River Kwai, Printed by T.B.R.C. Ltd
Beattie, Rod, OAM, MBE, OON The Death Railway
A brief history of The Thailand-Burna Railway, Updated 2015 Published T.B.R.C. Ltd. Kanchanaburi, Thailand. www.tbrconlinecom
We would like to recognise and thank Rod Beattie for the many years of research he has personally completed on researching the locations, history and mysteries of the Railway. He was instrumental in establishing the Thai Burma Railway Museum in Kanchanaburi and Hellfire Pass Museum.
Blackburn Kevin The Sportsmen of Changi Newsouth Publishing 2012
Blair, Joan & Clay Jr.Return From The River Kwai – published by Penguin 1979, ISBN 0 14 01 22237 an excellent account from the men who survived the sinking of ‘Rakuyo’ Maru including several 2/4th men.
Bowles, Gordon Roy THE NATURE OF EVENTS, A True Life Story of a Kid from Dr. Barnados. Kirawee 1998.
Bowden, Tim Larrikins in Khaki Tales of irreverence & courage from World War II Diggers – printed 2019 Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW 2065 ISBN 978 1 76052 854 6
Bowden, Tim Stubbon Buggers First published 2014 (Stories of Outram Road) Published Allen & Unwin, NSW ISBN 978 1 74331 4425
Bowden, Tim CHANGI PHOTOGRAPHER George Aspinall’s Record of Captivity ISBN 981-204-240-7
Boyle, James Railroad to Burma, Published 1990 by Allen & Unwin.
Braithwaite,Richard Wallace ‘FIGHTING MONSTERS an Intimate History of the Sandakan Tragedy’ First Published 2016 by Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd 7 Lt Lothian St North, North Melbourne, Victoria 3051. ISBN 978-1-925333-76-3
Brune, Peter Descent Into Hell, The Fall of Singapore-Pudu & Changi the Thai-Burma Railway published by Allen & Unwin 2014 ISBN 978 1 74114 534 2
Buttar, Prit ‘Collision of Empires – The War on the Eastern Front in 1914′ First published Great Britain 2014 by Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978 1 4728 1318 3
Carter & MacPherson THE BURMA RAILWAY, HELLSHIPS & COALMINES First published 2008. Produced by Parker Pattinson Publishing NSW 2443 ISBN 9780646468938
Caulfield, Michael WAR BEHIND THE WIRE, Australian Prisoners of war. Hachette Australia.ISBN 9787 0 7336 2111 6
Chalker, Jack ‘Burma Railway Artist, The War Drawings of Jack Chalker’ Viking Penguin Books Australia Ltd, 487 Maroondah Highway, PO Box Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria 3134
Australia ISBN 0670 90583-6.
Clarke, Hugh V. LAST STOP NAGASAKI Printed by George Allen & Unwin. ISBN 0 86861 412 2
Clarke, Hugh A LIFE FOR EVERY SLEEPER A Pictorial record of Burma-Thai Railway Printed 1988 Allen & Unwin Australia Pty Ltd. ISBN 0 04 378009 1 (Paperback)
Coast, John Railroad of Death by Myrmidon 2014 First published 1946 ISBN 978-1-905802-93-7
Coates, Albert & Newman Rosenthal The Albert Coates Story The Will that Found the Way, Published 1977 by Hyland House Publishing Pty Limited.
Cody, Les, Ghosts in Khaki : the history of the 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion, 8th Australian Division A.I.F (Carlisle, W. Aust: Hesperian Press, 1997)
2/4th Machine Gun Battalion WX955 Leslie Cody Staff Sgt (Promoted 11/2/42), ‘D’ Coy HQ, worked on Burma Thai Railway with ‘A’ Force Burma Green Force No.3 Battalion
Colebatch, Hal G.P. ‘Australia’s Secret War‘ How unionists sabotaged our troops in World War II, ISBN 9780980677874 Quadrant Books 2013
Coogan, Andy TOMORROW YOU DIE Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh. Printed 2013 ISBN 97817805761231 (Glaswegian POW Changi & Taiwan
Cunningham, Michele Hell on Earth Sandakan – Australia’s Greatest War Tragedy Published 2013 by Hachette Australia.
Dandie, Alexander The Story of J Force Published 1985, Printed by Fast Books, ISBN 0 9589113 2 0
Daws, Gavan Prisoners of the Japanese – POWs of World War II in the Pacific (First published U.S. by William Morrow 1994) Published Australia 2004, Scribe Publications Pty Ltd
Dean, Penrod SINGAPORE SAMURAI Printed by Kangaroo Press, ISBN 0 864417 932 4
2/4th Machine Gun Battalion WX6067 Penrod Vance Dean Lt. C.O. ‘B’ Company 7 Platoon. Escaped with 2/4th soldier John McGregor WX12835 from Singapore, captured and sentenced to Outram Road Gaol
Denney, Ray The Long Way Home Published 1993 by R. Denney
Dingo, Sally Unsung Ordinary Men, A generation like no other, Published 2010 by Hachette Australia.
Dixon, Dr Jim & Goodwin,Dr. Bob MEDICOS & MEMORIES Further Recollections of the 2/10th Field Regiment R.A.A. ISBN 0 646 33478 6 Printed by Goprint Queensland, Wooloongabba 4012
Dunlop, E E, The War Diaries of Weary Dunlop Java and the Burma Thailand Railway 1942-1945
Durnford, John Branch Line to Burma Published 1958 Macdonald & Co (Publishers) Ltd, Great Britain.
DVA & AWM, STOLEN YEARS, Australian prisoners of war Second Edition 2017 ISBN 1 877007 15 3.
DVA, A BITTER FATE: Australians in Malaya & Singapore Dec 1941- February 1942 Printed by Commonwealth of Australia 2002 ISBN 1 877 007 10 2
Ebury, Sue WEARY The life of Sir Edward Dunlop published 1993 by Penguin Books Australia Ltd.
Faulkner, Andrew Arthur Blackburn, VC an Australian hero, his men, and their two world wars Wakefield Press 2008
Felton, Mark THE REAL TENKO, Extraordinary True Stories of Women Prisoners of the Japanese Published 2009 Pen & Sword Military, South Yorkshire ISBN 978 1 84887 048 5
Flanagan, Arch and Martin The Line – A Story of the Burma Railway
Forbes, Cameron Hellfire The story of Australia, Japan and the Prisoners of War, Published 2005 Macmillan by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd.
Geddes, Margaret Remembering Weary, Sir Edward Dunlop as recalled by those whose lives he touched, Published 1996 by Viking, Penguin Books Australia Ltd.
Gerster, Robin TRAVELS IN ATOMIC SUNSHINE Australia & the Occupation of Japan, Scribe, Melbourne 2008. ISBN9781921215346
Gibson, Walter THE BOAT – SINGAPORE ESCAPE Printed 2007 by Monsoon ISBN 78-981-05-8301-9
Gilling, Tom Bastard behind the Lines – Jock McLarens escape from Sandakan and his guerrilla war against the Japanese Published 2021 Allen & Unwin ISBN 9778 1 76087 5787 9
Gilling, Tom THE LOST BATTALIONS A Battle that could not be won, An island that could not be Defended, An Ally that could not be Trusted Story of 2,000 Australians marooned on Java Feb 1942. Brig. Arthur Blackburn VC led two Battalions plus and assortment of others including deserters from Singapore, into battle with the Japanese until ordered by their Dutch Allies to surrender. Printed by Allen & Unwin 2018 ISBN 978 1 76063 234 2
Godman, Arthur THE WILL TO SURVIVE Three and a half Yeats as a POW of the Japanese Published by History Press, Gloucestershire, England ISBN 978 0 7524 4980 7
Hall Leslie The Blue Haze POWs on the Burma Railway, Published 1996 Kangaroo Press Pty. Ltd.
Ham, Paul Sandakan – The untold story of Sandakan Death Marches. ISBN 978 1 86471 140 0 (hbk.) A William Heinemann book, Pubished by Random House Australia Pty. Ltd. 2012
Hardie, Dr. Robert THE BURMA SIAM RAILWAY The Secret Diary of Dr Robert Hardie 1942-45 Quadrant Books, London 1984. ISBN 0 946894-02-7
Harris, Richard All In My Stride: John Gilmour’s story: Changi to world Champion (Carlisle, W. Aust: Hespian Press, 1999)
HENNING, PETER ‘DOOMED BATTALION, The AUSTRALIAN 2/40TH BATTALION 1940-45, MATESHIP & LEADERSHIP IN WAR & CAPTIVITY’ Allen & Unwin Printed 1995 ISBN 1 86373 763 4.
Holman, Robert, edited by Peter Thomson On Paths of Ash, The extraordinary story of an Australian prisoner of war, Published 2009 by Pier 9, Murdoch Books Australia.
Holmes, Linda Goetz, 4000 Bowls of Rice – a Prisoner of war comes home, Published 1993 Allen & Unwin
Huxtable, Charles SOMME TO SINGAPORE: A Medical Officer in Two Wold Wars Kangaroo Press. First published in 1987. ISBN 0-86417-167-6
Jeffrey, Betty WHITE COOLIES Printed by Angus & Robertson This Edition 1994. New Ed. ISBN 0 207 18244 2.
Keane Fergal ROADS OF BONES The Epic Siege of Kohima 1944 Printed by Harper Press, ISBN 978-0-00-713241-6 (descriptive and detailed story of the last battle between Japan and the Allies after which the tide of war turned against Japan)
Keith, Billy Days of Anguiush Days of Hope,Hodder and Stoughton 1972 ISBN 0 340 16717 3.
Kinvig, Clifford DEATH RAILWAY. Pan/Ballentine. With introduction by Russell Braddon. First published 1973. ISBN 345 09779 3
Kinvig, Clifford River Kwai Railway The Story of the Burma-Siam Railroad ISBN 1 84486 021 3 Published Conway 2005
Kreefft, Otto Burma Railway a visual recollection ISBN 978-0-646-48349-8 This edition printed by Sukhumvit Printing Co. Ltd. for the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre (T.B.R.C.) Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Lane, John ‘Summer Will Come Again’: The story of Australian POW’s fight for survival in Japan (Fremantle, W. Aust: Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1987)
(2/4th Machine Gun Battalion WX14836 LANE, Jack Kenneth (previously known as Ramsbottom) ‘A’ Company 5 Platoon, sent with ‘J’ Force to Japan. Former Fairbridge Farm Schoolboy)
Lane, John SAYONARA AUSTRALIA
Lane, John ‘FAIRBRIDGE KID’ printed by Fremantle Arts Centre Press ISBN 1 86368 000 4
Laslett, Fred ‘WAR DIARIES’ JAPANESE POW Day to Day Life in Prison Camps Brolga Publishing, Melbourne, Victoria 2006 ISBN 978 1 92078 583 3. ISBN 1 920785 83 3. (Survivor of HMAS)
Leadbetter, Eric ‘SAVED BY THE BOMB’ Digital Publishing Centre, Brisbane, ISBN 978192186918 (His personal story Singapore to Japan)
Lee, Don ‘A YARN OR TWO’ The Wool Industry in Australia & three & a Half years as a POW of Japanese – Published by Hesperian Press ISBN 085905 278 8
WX9387 Lt Charles ‘Don’ Lee was CO ‘B’ Coy 9 Platoon. Left Singapore with ‘H’ Force Thailand Group No. 3 to go Buma-Thai Railway. Returned to Singapore and recovered from there at end of war.
Leemon, Jack WAR GRAVES DIGGER Service With Australian War Graves Registration Unit (Co-Authors: Betsy Leemon & Catherine Morgan) Published by Australian Military History Publications, Loftus 2232 NSW. ISBN 978-0-9804753-9-5
Leggett, Arthur, DON’T CRY FOR ME, An Autobiography. ISBN 1 876922 25 7.
Lloyd, Clem & Hall, Richard BACKROOM BRIEFINGS John Curtin’s War Published by National Library of Australia, Canberra. 1997 ISBN0 642 10688 6
Lloyd, Stu The Missing Years A POW’s Story from Changi to Hellfire Pass, 1942-45 Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd 2009
Lomax, Eric THE RAILWAY MAN Printed 1996 by Vintage. ISBN 0 09 958231 7
MacKay, James Betrayal in High Places Published by Tasman Books (NZ), NSMC Auckland 10, New Zealand ISBN 0- 473 03818 8. A fascinating and shocking eye view of the War Trials in Japan. James Gowing Godwin firstly personally endured captivity by the brutal Japanese Army and later was an Allied War Crimes Investigator. Investigators ‘interviewed‘ accused Japanese war criminals. Godwin knew the Japanese lied and often colluded with the translators, his hands were tied because the message from the top was something along the lines of ‘go easy’. MacArthur’s orders included the scientists involved with Unit 731 (Biological & Germ Warfare in Manchuria) were not only immune from prosecution they were being given top jobs at Japanese universities. MacArthur and Willoughby were doing deals with many of the accused Japanese – the Americans were more focused on fighting communism rather than prosecuting those guilty of heinous war crimes. MacArthur also would not pursue prosecution of those involved with horror or ‘Comfort Women’. This book will leave your blood boiling!
Manners, Norman G. BULLWINKEL Story of young Army Nursing Sister who was sole survivor of a Japanese Massacre Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia 1999 ISBN 0 85905 265 6
Matthews, David THE DUKE A Heroe’s Hero at Sandakan Captain Lionel Matthews GC, MC ISBN 9781740084864 Printed by Seaview Press, West Lakes, SA 2008
*The story of the man who organised ‘the underground and forbidden radio’ at Sandakan who was sentenced to death by a Japanese Court Martial. Captain Lionel Matthews was given the nickname ‘The Duke’ because of his strong resemblance to Duke of Gloucester.
Maynard, Roger ‘Hell’s Heroes’ published 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers Australia Pty. Limited.
McKie, Ronald Proud Echo (Story of HMAS Perth & USS Houston) A Panther Book Published by Robert Hale, 1953 & 1958
McCormac, Charles YOU’LL DIE IN SINGAPORE – True Account of one of the most amazing POW Escapes in WWII Printed 2005 Monsoon Books
McCormack , Gavan & Nelson, Hank; The Burma Thailand Railway, ( Maryborough, Vic, Allen & Unwin, 1993.)
McGregor, John Blood on the Rising Sun,Published by Bencoolen. (John Aleander McGregor WX12835, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion – sent to Outram Gaol, Singapore)
(Lance Corporal McGregor was clerk with ‘B’ Company HQ. Escaped Singapore with Penrod Dean, captured and sentenced to Outram Road Gaol.)
*McGregor lost his eye sight do to the rigours and little food at Outram Road Gaol. He learned braille. He wrote and published his book well before Dean’s Samurai Warrior, in fact he had died before Dean published – leaving some questions about several aspects of Dean’s published account)
Mills Roy ‘Doctor’s Diary & Memoirs Pond’s Party F Force – Burma Thai Railway’ Published by R M Mills, 11 Freyberg Street, New Lambton, NSW 2305 ISBN 0 646 19473 9
Mutton R.H. Home For Christmas but Five Years Late Compiled Stories of 2/20th printed 1995 Jenkin Buxton Printers, Box Hill, Victoria 3128.
National Heritage Board, National Archives of Singapore THE JAPANESE OCCUPATION 1942-1945 A Pictorial Record of Singapore DuringWar ISBN 981-204-741-7 1996 Reprinted 2001
Nelson, Gordon ‘MEN OF THE LINE’ – Building the Burma-Thai Railway 1942-1945 ISBN 1-876439-28-9 Printed by Australian Military History Publications, Loftus 2232 Australia.
Nelson Hank, ‘POW Prisoners of War’ Australians Under Nippon (Sydney, NSW: ABC Enterprises, 1985)
Owen, Frank ‘THE FALL OF SINGAPORE’ Pan Books, London, Printed by Cox & Wyman Ltd, Reading, England
Pavillard, Stanley S. ‘Bamboo Doctor,’ 1960 McMillan & Co. Ltd. Printed in Great Britain by Robert MacLerose & Co. Ltd, The University Press, Glasgow.
Peek, Ian Denys One Fourteenth of an Elephant published 2003 by Macmillan by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd.
Perry, Roland The Changi Brownlow, Published 2010 by Hachette Australia.
Power, G.W.G. ‘KURRAH! An Australian POW in Changi,’ Thailand & Japan, 1942-1945 ISBN 0 646 04415 X Printed in Australia by Globe Press P/L, Weston Street, Brunswick 2056 Victoria
Ramsay Silver Lynette, Sandakan – A Conspiracy of Silence ( Burra Creek, NSW: Sally Milner Publishing, 1999)
Richards, Rowley & Marcia McEwan The Survival Factor, Printed 1989 Kangaroo Press.
Rivett, Rohan D. Behind Bamboo, Published 1946 Angus and Robertson
Rowland, Robin A River Kwai Story The Sonkrai Tribunal, Allen & Unwin, 2007. *A Military Tribunal tried five Japanese and two Koreans for the deaths of POWs at Sonkrai which suffered more deaths than any other POW Camp on the River Kwai railway.
Lord Russell of Liverpool, CBE, MC, ‘KNIGHTS OF BUSHIDO’ A Short History of Japanese War Crimes Cassell & Company Ltd, London, Printed 1958
SAGGERS Ian; Saggers, A E, To Hell-fire, Purgatory and Back : an account of the battle exploits and prisoner-of-war experiences of Major A. E. Saggers, commanding officer ‘A’ Company, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion and Special Reserve Battalion, A.I.F. : based on his secret diaries (Dalkeith, W.A.: I. Saggers, 2000)
WX3454 SAGGERS, ALBERT ERNEST (BERT) Major, Commanding Officer, ‘A’ Coy Headquarters. At Singapore he was transferred as CO to the newly formed ‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion.
At Singapore he was 2 I/C of Pay & Records with ‘H’ Force Group No. who travelled to Burma-Thai Railway.
Silver, Lynette Ramsay SANDAKAN – A Conspiracy of Silence. Published 1998 Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd. ISBN 1 86351 223 3.
Skeels OAM, Fred JAVA RABBLE, A Story of a ship, Slavey and Survival. ISBN 978-0-85905-419-5 Printed 2008 by Hesperian Press
Smith, Donald And All The Trumpets Published 1954 by Wayman & Sons Ltd Fakenham for Geoffrey Bles Ltd., London.
Spurling, Kathryn CRUEL CONFLICT – The Triumph & Tragedy of HMAS Perth Published by New Holland Publishers 2008 ISBN9781741107388
Stewart, John ‘To the River Kwai ‘Two Journey 1943, 1979’ Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd, 2 Soho Square, London W1V 5DE ISBN 0-7474-0297-8 Published 1988
Stuart, Donald I Think I’ll Live, Published 1981 by Georgian House, Melbourne.
Sue, Jack Wong DCM, JP, AKR13 ‘Blood on Borneo’ ISBN 0-646-41656-1 Launched 17 Aug 2001 – This is his 2nd book.
Stubbs, Peter W. THE CHANGI MURALS The Story of Stanley Warren’s War Landmark Books. ISBN 981-3065-84-2
Sumners, Julie THE COLONEL OF TAMARKAN – Philip Toosey and the Bridge on the River Kwai. Printed by Simon & Schuster Sydney, Australia 2005. ISBN 0-7432-6350-2
Tanaka, Yuri HIDDEN HORRORS JAPANESE WAR CROMES IN WWII Published by Westview Press ISBN 0- 8133-2717-2
THOMPSON, PETER ‘THE BATTLE FOR SINGAPORE’ PUBLISHED 2005 by Portrait, London. ISBN 0 7499 5068 4 HB, ISBN 0 7499 5085 4 PB
Thorpe, Jack OAM, ‘BLOODY LUCKY” PRINTED BY HESPERIAN PRESS, Carlisle 6101 Western Australia ISBN 0 85905 381 4
Wall,Don SANDAKAN THE LAST MARCH- Under Nippon, First Published 1988.8 ISBN 0/7316/3748/8.
Wall, Don Sandakan Under Nippon The Last March, Published1988 by D. Wall.
Wall, Don Singapore and Beyond, The Story of the 2/20th Battalion AIF, Published 1985 by 2/20 Battalion.
Wall, Don The Heroes of F Force, Published 1993 by D. Wall
Wall, Don HEROES AT SEA ISBN 0 646 03578 9 Printed by Griffen Press, Adelaide SA.
Wall, Don KILL THE PRISONERS Printed by Alkin Press, Sydney. ISBN 0646 278 347. *Identifies 1800 Australian POWs and Internees Lost at Sea in WW2 Including those on ‘Rakuyo’ Maru.
Warmenhoven, Lt, Col. K.A., Commander of the Railway from 1945-1947 THE DEATH RAILWAY Facts and Background information on the Thailand-Burma railway, The original 1947 “Warmenhoven Report” ISBN 978-0-646-92106-8 Published by T.B.R.C.Co. Ltd., Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Whitecross, Roy Slaves of the Son of Heaven, A Personal Account of an Australian POW 1942-1945, Published 2000 by Kangaroo Press.
Williams, Peter & Wallace, David UNIT 731, The Japanese Army’s Secret of Secrets (Biological Warfare Unit located in Manchuria) Printed by Hodder & Stoughton, England Printed 1989 ISBN 0-340-39463-3
Wilson, Keith, ‘YOU’LL NEVER GET OFF THE ISLAND’ British Signalman Keith Wilson’s POW story. Allen & Unwin, Australia. 1989. ISBN 0 04 3 52241 6.
Winstanley Lt Col Peter RFD (Ret’d) Medical Officers (Doctors) on the Burma Thailand Railway during WW2 2012, 248/85 Hester Ave, Merriwa WA 6030. Web Page: www.pows-of-japan.net
Winstanley Lt Col Peter(Ret’d) OAM RFD Articles about Prisoners of War of the Japanese, Including the Burma Thailand Railway 1941-1945, 248/85 Hestor Ave, Merriwa 6030 Web Page: www.pows-of-japan.net
Wright, Pattie The Men of the Line, Stories of the Thai-Burma Railway Survivors, Published 2008 by The Miegunyah Press.
Wyett, John Staff Wallah at the end of Singapore Biography published 1996. Wyett was a senior Staff Officer to 8th Division .
* This is an eyewitness account of the meetings and planning during those critical weeks leading to the Fall of Singapore. Wyett’s insight on Bennett and other decision makers will surprise.
Museum & Art Galleries of the Northern Territory – Publisher, THE NAVY IN DARWIN 1941-1943, Sketches by Pat Forster, As told to TED Egan ISBN 0 7425 2686 2
PEKANBARU RAILWAY, SUMATRA. By the Farrell Family