Kevin Smith of Armidale is asking for help from Bingara residents. He states:
"In going beyond my two previous books on AIF 8th Division prisoners of war sent to Changi, I am now attempting to develop the stories of each of the 167 members of the 2/18th Battalion sent to Sandakan in 1942 and 1943.
Perhaps some of your readers are able to help me please. The following men from the Bingara area are the current focus of my research – Harold Howson, Henry Morton (Gulf Creek), Sidney Sherwood (born in England).
I would appreciate hearing from any descendant, relative or friend of the above soldiers. The very smallest snippets of information can often prove to be extremely interesting and useful in this sort of research. I am aware of Ron Irlam’s comprehensive research on servicemen and women of the north west and we co-operate in sharing our research findings. Initially, perhaps a brief note to me at the address below would be the best approach for your readers."
PO Box 440
Armidale NSW 2350