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Drower, William Mortimer

Born: 25 June 1915

Rank, regiment: Capt, Intell Corps (Fort Canning, Singapore), attached 135 Fd Artillery

Captured: Singapore February 1942

Camps: Changi, translator for Australians, sent to Burma with ñAî Force, Tavoy, Thanbuzyat, Burma end of railway, Kanchanburi

Repatriated: via Iraq where he joined his parents (Ambassador)

Civilian occupation: Post-war diplomatic service, 1960's served with successive British ambassadors in Washington; author of Our Man on the Hill

Interviewed: Yeovil, July 2007

Died: July 2007

 

Bill Drower talking about...

…surviving severe punishment in Thailand.

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