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Ernest Darch_Japanese_POW_CampsSurvival in 
Japanese POW Camps 
with Changkol & Basket
 
by Airman Ernest G Darch

216 pages. 10 UK Pounds / $20 US / $25 Canadian
Order through robert@stewartbooks.com

British, Australian, USS Houston survivors 
and Dutch citizens struggle to survive in 
Japanese POW camps in Borneo. 

Contents
Camp Map 6
Capture 7
With the Dai Nippon Gun 23
In Clink 38
Cycle Camp – Batavia 47
Tanjoeng Priok 52
Hell Ships to and from Singapore 66
Arrival at Kuching 78
The Officer Dynasty 84
The Stench of a Thousand Ulcers 99
Yasumé – Lucky for Some, Brutal Life-sapping 112
Working Parties for Others!
Rissole Hill 124
Satan 131
Confined to Barracks 133
Working with the ‘Gorilla’ at the Aerodrome 145
Here and There 160
Special Assignment 172
Boot Hill 182
San Mile 196
The Last Days 203
Nearing the End of the Millennium 214
Photos 215
Index of POW names 219

POW Camp
Rank    Name           Unit            Page Ref.
Capt. Anderson British Army 54, 63, 85, 91
Pvt. Attwood 206
Capt. Bailey British Army 100, 101
Cpl. Beckett, Len RAF 95
Sgt. Bent 188
Sgt. Bourne, Jim 95, 96
Pvt. Breillat, Brian Australian Army 50
Pvt. Brown, Herbert 184
Pvt. Broughton, Arthur 206
Cpl. Burnham, Arthur 123
Burns, Tommy 91
Lt. Campbell British Army 90
Pvt. Caswell, Archie Australian Army 50
AC Cleal, Charlie RAF 45, 60, 72, 191, 210
AC Clements, E.L. RAF 206
Cpl. Collis 193
Sgt. Connolly 153
Copper, Charlie 91
Cpl. Coventry, D.K. 206
Curran, Brian 123
Sgt. Ditchburn 91
Dunkerley, W 123
AC Farquharson, Ian RAF 8, 178, 179
AC Fitzgerald, Joe RAF 215
Sgt. Fleming, John Canadian (RCAF?) 172, 178, 199
Pvt. Fletcher, W.F. 206
Capt. Gardiner, John British Army 54, 85, 90
Gunner Green British Army 69
Capt. Hancock British Army 54
Hardy, A. 91
AC Henderson RAF 8, 20
Cpl. James, Tom (Jimmy) 123
Gunner Jones British Army 63, 69
Gunner Kemp, Dodie 193
Capt. Kettlewell 85
Lt. Col. King British Army 100, 101, 104, 105, 106
106, 140, 192, 193, 210 
Col. Lane British Army 54
AC Levy, Lou RAF 91, 116
AC Lister, R. RAF 215
AC McGowan, Ray RAF 50, 192
Sgt. Miles 205
Sgt. Oliver, Eric RAF 50, 60, 100
AC Pafford, Fred RAF 7, 60, 142, 192, 206
AC Pasquil, Ted RAF 92
AC Patterson, Barry RAF 50
Sgt. Pepler, Eric RAOC 100
Lt. Pool Singapore Volun. 54, 107, 192
Pvt. Potts, Douglas Australian Army 50
Lt. Col. Russell British Army 53,54, 68, 76, 85, 99, 
107, 118, 136, 189 
CSM Scott (Scottie) British Army 100
Cpl. Sheldrick, Sid 118, 123
Capt. Skee British Army 54
Pvt Smith 54, 69
CSM Southern British Army 99, 100, 136, 205, 208
Capt. Spurway British Army 85
AC Stiven, J.G. RAF 50, 192
RSM Sunderland British Army 99, 100, 105-107, 136, 
137, 186, 187, 188, 
189, 192, 204
AC Ward, Les RAF 123, 215
AC Williams, Norman RAF 60, 141, 191, 206
Wooler, Wilf 61

Americans 23-31, 43, 80, 174
Mrs Keith 80, 171, 180, 196, 
202, 210, 214
Mrs Swan 139

USS Houston 22, 31, 36, 37
S1C Cray, Hampton US Navy 37
CEM Demoen, A.R. US Navy 35
Also in Camp:
Cregin/Krekan (Red) 
Day US Navy
F1C Detre G.E. US Navy
Hamlin/Haneline
Hood
Huddle/Hittle
S1C Marinos M.M. US Navy
Kelley 
Pvt. King F.H. USMC
McManus
Ord
Snyder US Navy
SC2C Stone H.H.
PhM2c Swartz L.W. 
S1C Widmeyer H.C. US Navy