Gwen PRIESTWOOD / NELSON (née FULLBROOK) [1917-2000]
Gwen Priestwood was supposed to be a nurse during the Japanese attack, but volunteered to drive a food supply lorry instead.
Soon after the surrender, she tried to escape with others but the plan came to nothing. She was interned in Stanley Camp with the rest of the Allied civilians, but on March 18, 1942 she began an escape with policeman W. P. Thompson. She carried with her to Chungking a complete list of British internees.
In 1944 she published an account of her experiences: Through Japanese Barbed-wire.
Gwen Priestwood, Through Japanese Barbed-wire, 1944, passim