About Basil Jones Gilbert

About the author: Basil Jones Gilbert (May 6, 1911 — ?, 1968) banker. Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, served in Bataan, P.O.W. in the Philippines and Japan.

About the diary: Published online by the author’s grandson as Bataan Death March Diary POW Basil Jones Gilbert. The site is comprehensive, including both the author’s diary and letters. His diary covering his period of service in the Philippines and as a P.O.W., from September 26, 1941 (arrival in Manila) to November 5, 1942 (departure from Manila bound for Japan) is what is included in The Philippine Diary Project.