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Record 25255

Reading Experience:

'I get a library book, "Dandelion Days". Written on the back cover is an extraordinary message deated 15.1.42 at the General Hopsital, thus: "23.25 - what the hell has the night sister done to me? Injection refused but given some other awful stuff - made to feel like a drunk in five minutes - didn't ask for anything - or injection - God, she's a bitch. Evacuated from Penang and now a thorough defeatist - anti-everything. I feel stewed except the pain in my leg has not gone." Signature illegible.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 20 Mar 1942
Country: Malaysia
Time: n/a
Place: city: Singapore
specific address: Changi
other location: prisoner of war camp
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Thomas Kitching
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Mar 1890
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Chief surveyor in Colonial Service
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Malaysia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [marginalia in Dandelion Days]
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Manuscript: Graffito
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25255  
Source - Print  
  Author: Tom Kitching
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Life and Death in Changi
  Place of Publication: Perth
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 64
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Tom Kitching, Life and Death in Changi (Perth, 1998), p. 64,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:



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