Makan No. 275
Patron: Lt. Col. Noel McG Johnston
DO YOU REMEMBER:
"Christmas Day at Tanbaya Hospital Camp, Burma: We bad Carol singing last night, also a midnight Service, in the Bush Chapel. In the afternoon I laid a Wreath at the Cross in the Cemetery for the 2/30 Bn. Don Garner & I made it,& about 30 Wreaths were laid by men from different Units, & they were well made.
"This morning we received an egg and 10 cigars each, a present, worth 60 cents, which is pretty decent when one thinks of 250 to be so supplied out of Camp funds. Meals today will be special stuff, just to get away from routine of rice & stew every day. For breakfast - I had a stew of rice, blood & eggs, "a la Garner". It was delicious, & so body building too! Don made it' himself. Then rice and porridge & a piece of liver, washed down with coffee which had condensed milk in it. First time for seven months, I have tasted it.
"We were transferred to Kanburi in
Feb.1944-Don Garner, self & others and the only officers left at Tanbaya
were, John Taylor, Geikie and Eaton……”