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Grim Evidence of Jap Brutality

SYDNEY, Thursday,

Royal Navy hospital ship, Oxfordshire, brought to Australia the first, grim evidence of Jap brutality when it berthed at Brisbane to-day.

Six of the 400 P.O.W and ínternees from Hongkong died during the voyage, and 87 were so emaciated   that they had to be taken off the ship in stretchers.  

Even well passengers showed signs of their ordeal.        

Many civilian patients and Indian Army personnel were too ill to be interviewed.      

Others described the almost unbelievable horrors which became commonplace to them.

A "water cure" was the favourite torture with the Japs.

A private of a Middlesex Regiment said the Jap policy was one of slow, scientific murder.

He added that the bombing of Hongkong had been the greatest factor in keeping up the morale of the prisoners.


Canberra Times, September 21, 1945, page 1


Fine all day, slight swell. SW wind, nil sighted.

M/s still ahead. She turned back at 9.00pm.



The persons in this List are additional to those in List No. 1.

The following person should assemble at STANLEY at 10 a.m. on SATURDAY 22nd September, 1945:—

Mrs. D. N. Shields.

The following persons should assemble at QUEENS PIER at 10 a.m. on SATURDAY 22nd September, 1945, or, in the case of Kowloon residents, board H.M.S. “SMITER” at Kowloon Wharves:—

Miss D. P. Geen Miss V. Brett Miss M. Webster Miss P. McClellan, Miss S. H. Andrews, Mrs M. Chubb and child, Mr T. A. Hughes (H.K Police). Mr T. Collins H.K. Police). Mr Blackbourn (H.K. Police). Mr S. H. Dowman (H.K. Police). Mr J. R. Bentley (H.K. Police). Mr F. E. Channing (H.K. Police). Mr W. Gowans (H.K. Police). Mr M. Reynolds (H.K. Police). Mr & Mrs C. Littler, Mr G. V. White (H.K. Police). Mr A. W. Smith (H.K. Police). Mr G.S. Fender (H.K. Police). Mr T. E. Maycock (H.K. Police). Mr G.N. Davitt (H.K. Police), Mr C.S. Pile (H.K. Police), Mr A. C. C. Stewart (H.K. Police). Mr B. C. Fay (H.K. Police). Mr T. Pilkington (H. K. Police). Mr W. N. Winslade (H.K. Police) Mr W.L. Kinloch (H.K. Police) Mr J. Harris (H.K. Police). Mr J. Goodman (H.K. Police), Mr W E Astley (H K Police) Mr J Allen (H K Police) Mr J MacDonald (H K Police) Mr S J Bradsell (H K Police) Mr G S Alexander (H K Police) Mr W H Summers (H K Police) Mr H J Baldwin (H K Police) Mr K J Douche (H K Police) Mr C Dowman (H K Police) Mr H T Matches (H K Police) Mr W G Morrison (HK Police) Mr B D Lay (H K Police) Miss C B Robinson, Miss A M Harrington, Miss M A Wilson, Mr Mr R M Wood (P W D), Mr S Parker (HK Police) Mr H W Jenner (H K Police) Mr T R Hunter (H K Police) Mr C Mottram (H K Police) Mr D Clark (H K Police) Mr J R H Clements (H K Police) Mr G C Moss (H K Police) Mr A Wallingford (H K Police) Mr A Shaw (H K Police) Mr W L Clark (H K Police) Mr S Innes (H K Police) Miss C I Watson, Miss D M Evans, Miss F A Cranfield, Miss M L Everett.

H.K. & S’hai Bank Bldg, 1st.fl,
(Telephone No. 39642)
21st Sept. 1945.

Published on p.2 of SCMP for 21 Sep 1945.