During this night of heavy rain (20th/21st December), fire from Tommy Guns of Indian units on Sassoon (Road) was sporadic especially on the occasion that a visit to Miramare’s telephone was necessary and in the house itself Capt Wiseman was wounded. (Source: Lt Howell, RASC War Diary).
|Cover of Bill Wiseman's book (Veterans Publications, 2001)|
|Captain Bill Wiseman (from the book)|
|HMS Cicala in dry dock (Writer's Collection)|
|A fine looking launch - WDV French (From Bill Wiseman's Book)|
Joyce Bassett had been a secretary working for the Colonial Secretariat. She had been based at Government House during hostilities. Her widowed mother Florence Eva Thornhill was also in Stanley Camp. Her bother Sub-Lt John Thornhill was serving with HKRNVR and was incarcerated in POW camp.