247pp, endnotes, bw ills, map. Or card covers. A little minor edge wear. SIGNED and inscribed (to Sandra) on title page. The author was born in India and worked for the Burmah Oil Co. During WWII he served with the 9th Gurkha Rifles, saw action in Malaya and was a POW in Changi and worked on the Burma Railway. He migrated to Australia in 1949, and returned to Malaya in 1952 to help in the organisation, training and arming of the local Home Guard leaving with the rank of LT Col. He was awarded the OBE and Malayan AMN. He retired to Brisbane, Qld. Size: 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: From Darjeeling to Down Under.
Editorial: Laurie West
Año de publicación: 2004
Encuadernación: Soft Cover
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Laurie West. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: Good. 0646432427 Books shipped daily. Professional seller. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0646432427Z3
Descripción Laurence West, 2004. Softcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Self-published Laurence West, April 2004. Softcover (15 x 21 cm), 247 pages. ISBN: 0646432427. Good condition. Signed/inscribed by author on the title page. The inscription reads "To Veronica Bailey Best Wishes Laurie West". Covers bumped, rubbed, creased - most notably along spine. Slanted spine/skewed. "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 in the rank of Lt. Colonel and was awarded the OBE and the Malayan AMN (Alhi Mangku Negara - the Most Distinguished Order of the Realm)." Weight (before packaging): 340g. Nº de ref. de la librería 2816