From Darjeeling to Down Under : A Journey Through the Years to the End of an Era [used book] [hard to get]

From Darjeeling to Down Under : A Journey Through the Years to the End of an Era [used book] [hard to get]

By: Lt. Col. Laurie West

Price: $55.00

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Book Condition: Good


Laurie West was born in India where his father was serving in the British Army, his Regiment being the Royal West Kents. On leaving school he was employed by the Burmah Oil Company. During the War he served with the Gurkha Rifles, saw action in Malaya and was a POW in Changi and worked on the Burma Railway. After the War he migrated to Australia in 1949. In 1952 he returned to Malaya to help in the organisation, training and arming of the local Home Guard during the Communist Emergency. He completed services int he rank of Lt. Colonel and was awarded the OBE and the Malayan AMN (Alhi Mangku Negara; the Most Distinguished Order of the Realm). He now resides in Brisbane where he is the patriarch of a Clan of four sons and a daughter, seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Title: From Darjeeling to Down Under : A Journey Through the Years to the End of an Era [used book] [hard to get]

Author Name: Lt. Col. Laurie West

Categories: Memoirs, Military Biography,

Publisher: Australia, Laurie West: 2004

ISBN Number: 0646432427

ISBN Number 13: 9780646432427

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Type: Book

Inscription: "To Tom, best wishes, Laurie West" written in blue

Size: 20.8 x 14.7 x 1.6 cm

Kg: 0.34 Kg

Seller ID: 0646432427

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