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Australian WWII - Far North Queensland Metal detecting and recovery

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    Further research into the 2/6th Armour has confirmed the presence of VX51548 A W Muhlhan.

    The Regt. apparently was based on the Tablelands in 1944 before serving overseas in Matildas before returning the Tablelands and training in Grants ~


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    I assume an liaison officer's task would be quite the hand full ~

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    SNAGS TRACK, TARAKAN. 1945-05-20. ONE OF THE 14 TROOP MATILDA MK II TANKS OF 2/9 ARMOURED REGIMENT FIRING ITS THREE INCH (??) HOWITZER AT A JAPANESE PILLBOX FORWARD OF C COMPANY 2/23 INFANTRY BATTALION POSITIONS ON THE ELBOW. THE FIRE OF THIS HOWITZER IS DIRECTED BY PHONE REPORTS FROM THE FORWARD TROOPS.

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    A DEMONSTRATION OF THE POWER DEVELOPED BY MODERN AMERICAN GRANT M3 MEDIUM TANKS THAT ARE BEING USED BY AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED DIVISIONS.





  2. #622
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    The Captain married during the war (Trove) and passed away in 1994 in Melbourne (Springvale Necropolis).
    I think he may have surviving family in Melbourne (White Pages, -Brighton).

    Oz.

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    Cheers Mate ~

    I did a NLA search but found zip ~ Plus I even joined Trove ~

  4. #624
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    I searched just the newspaper section of Trove by his surname, then narrowed the search parameters down to Victoria, Family Notices, and Decade.

    Oz.

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    Complements of the Australian Archive...

    Regards Mike
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  6. #626

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    Thanks blokes ~ obviously you have far better success rate than I have ~

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    Gets interesting now ~ so as to demonstrate that I am not totally inept searching government files ~ Seems our Captain enlisted in June 1939 ~ then re-enlisted officially in 1941 ~ (??)

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    No 2AIF in Jun 1939-would have been a Militia or Regular cadre-would have enlisted for external service with a new service number in 1941.

  9. #629

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    And that is part there of ~ the question I ask ! thanks fro clarifying mate ~

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    See this World War Two Nominal Roll

    Enter his name-he has a Militia and AIF number and history for both.

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