07 Jan 1942, P. O. W. and ESCAPE DIARY.
Up early and got Scriven moving about sanitation of the dysentery cases. Brit Hosp has 21 cases, Brit Isolation 36 cases, Indian 130 cases. Rice for bkfst and what was left over fried with sardines and raisins for lunch. Jap Lt General came this a.m. but did not want to go near the hospitals. Apparently our General got nothing out of him at all. He simply said we must have patience. Camp a bit cleaner today. Sappers fixed up water and lavatories in our quarters in the hospital. Washed shirt, underpants, vest and socks. In afternoon Chinese were segregated, rumour had it that they were being disbanded but they were just removed to another part of the camp and wired in. Lee got out again and I managed to get his kit out. Decided to wait until tomorrow and then try. At night thought that best thing would be to walk along breakwater wall at low tide and swim the rest putting pack etc on a raft. Will try and contact the Lance Bombadier to see if he would be willing to swim for it.