Sketch by Jack Chalker

The Changi Sketch Book

Far Eastern Heroes

The Changi Sketch Book

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Sergeant

Jan Willem Coppenrath

 

Jan was a gifted artist in the Netherlands Army, he was captured when Java fell to the Japanese on the 8th March 1942.

On 9th February 1943, Jan was transported to Singapore in the Roko Maru with 1000 PoW’s making up Java Party 13. He then started his ‘Changi Sketch Book’ till he was released in September 1945.

As Jan was a pharmacist he worked closely with medical staff and was under Major William John Elliott Phillips.  Major Phillips was Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services in the Royal Army Medical Corps, at Tanbaya on the Thailand-Burma Railway, which was an ‘F’ Force Hospital, then later at Adam Park and Changi Prison.

Jan’s Sketch Book illustrates in great detail his life as a PoW.

     

    The Changi Sketch Book

    by

    Jan Willem Coppenrath

 

        Roll of Honour Jan’s Roll of Honour Page

        Changi Singapore Changi Singapore

        Thailand - Burma Railway Thailand - Burma Railway

        Changi Prison Changi Prison

        Adam Road Camp Adam Road Camp

        Liberation Liberation

         

        Medical Notes Medical Notes

         

My thanks to Peter Coppenrath for supplying and giving me the permission to add his father’s ‘Changi Sketch Book’ to the Far Eastern Heroes.

These images hold Peter Coppenrath’s Copyright

 

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