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October 16 2016 at 10:24 PM
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Wilson Wright  (Login wwright01)


Response to Photos Of Scott Harley

 

Hi Tom,

Did not appreciate who you are and delighted to find that I stirred up lot of interest and minor dispute. Just getting in to this. It would appear that although my father made Tjilatjap and was on the Tawali, he left the Scott Harley at Batavia and probably travelled overland by train. I assume you guys are familiar with this article which identifies my father and clearly explains events

http://www.cofepow.org.uk/pages/ships_scott_harley_passenger_list.pdf

My assumptions were based on interpretation of the photo mentioned in previous post which were incorrect. Photo shows some of the crew swimming in the sea (7 bodies) with the outline of two ships out at sea in the background. Title of picture in album is "Sundae Straits East Indies 1942" back of photo says "Taken on an island in the Sundae Straits. HMS JERAM and the stern of the Scot Harley on the right in the background. February 1942" So most likely I have assumed wrong location and not Tjilatjap - sorry. So your understanding will be correct. Based on what is projected in the article the photo could easily have been taken between 16th - 27th Feb. Have you any idea where it might be?

RE the photos : as fate would have it my scanner has ceased to function but would probably not be good enough anyway. As the photos have taken on a whole new perspective and are quite fragile I'm planning on buying a better quality photo scanner. Will send you all relevant photos when available.

Cheers,

Wilson

PS loving this!

 
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  • Officers of Scott Harley as of February 1942 - Jim Broshot on Oct 18, 2016, 5:49 AM
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