In 1953, Athol W. Thomas, who was a popular columnist and journalist for West Australian Newspaper, wrote the following story of the lives of WW2 POWs.
Page (2) includes a brief overview of the theft of a radio and batteries from a Japanese occupied house by several ‘A’ Force Burma POWs including 2/4th’s Norm Fraser and Harry Fuhrmann with two other West Australian POWs. Also Norm Fraser’s photography. Fraser later died of illness and sadly his photographs did not survive being buried.
Below: Norm Fraser and right: Harry Furhmann
Lt-Col Green of 2/4th is also mentioned.
He became Commanding Officer of 2/4th on the tragic death of Lt. Col Mick Anketell during the. fighting at Singapore Feb 1942.
as well as ‘Tubby’ McGhee and his relationship with a Japanese guards nicknamed ‘Clark Gable’ and briefly how McGhee managed to save his skin when fooling the Japanese guard.
Above: Page (3) briefly names the escape of John McGregor and Penrod Dean who were sentenced to solitary confinement at the notorious Outram Road Gaol Prison
Left: John McGregor & Penrod Dean
Also the escape, capture and shooting at Victoria Point, Burma by Japanese firing squad of Robert Goulden. Please read further