Genealogical Society of Victoria

Letters and diary of a POW, Thai Burma Railway and Japan

Thursday 5th July 12.00pm - 1.00pm.

Presenter: Douglas Heywood.
"Guests of the Unspeakable". The letters and diary of Warrant Officer 1, William Scott Heywood. POW Thai Burma railway and Japan.

This talk will cover:-
The Prelude: his letters to his girlfriend/wife before his departure to Singapore
The Journey: his letters while stationed at Malacca prior to the fall of Singapore
A Prisoner: his diary as a POW in Burma from July 1942 to March 1944
At home: correspondence to his wife from the Defence Force and friends

Bookings are essential and can be made by email, online, in person or by phone (Mon-Fri 9.00am-4.00pm).

This is a free event for Rare Book Week, and is open to non-members.

5 July 2018, 12:00   through   13:00
Level 6, 85 Queen Street
Melbourne 3000

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Phone: 9662 4455

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