Fearon said that the road to SEGAMAT was indescribable. There was a solid jam of traffic on it over a length of several miles (Richardson estimated 10 miles in length).
Vehicles overturned in the road added to the confusion. Drivers in waiting in the block would fall sleep, not realising that the traffic in front had moved on.
At 0600hrs, the Independent Company had arrived in a clearing in a rubber estate six miles south of Segamat. Everyone was thoroughly exhausted and, Fearon added, more than fed up when an Australian Major informed him that he was trespassing on the Australian Supply Dump and had to move on.
Left there about 1100hrs, leaving O’Callaghan and Gilchrist behind with engine trouble. One truck machine gunned and some Indian Other Ranks hurt and arrived in CHAAH.This entry was posted in Uncategorized