AWM52 - Australian WWII War Diary Update

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  1. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    The Australian War Memorial site has added some additional war diaries that are downloadable.

    AWM52 Class 4 Artillery
    AWM52 Subclass 4/1 - Royal Australian Artillery Headquarters
    AWM52 Subclass 4/2 - Field Regiments (so far only part of 2/2nd Field Regiment RAA
    AWM52 Subclass 4/24 - Training Units (so far only 2nd AA Cadre)
    AWM52 Class 10 - Supplies and Transport
    AWM52 Subclass 10/3 - General Transport Companies (so far only 2/102 and 2/104th Companies)
    AWM52 Class 14 - Australian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
    AWM52 Subclass 14/2 - Field Workshops (so far only 2/4th Army Field Workshop)
    AWM52 Class 21 - Graves
    AWM52 Subclass 21/2 - Units (so far only 7th, 17th Graves Registration Enquiry Units)
    AWM52 - Class 40 - Australian Army Service Corps
    AWM52 Subclass 40/2 - Salvage (so far only 7th Division Salvage Unit)

    The following remain as they have been for a number of years:
    AWM52 Class 1 - Headquarters Units
    AWM52 Class 8 - Infantry
    AWM52 Class 25 - Miscellaneous

    Here is the link for the war diaries:

    2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force) and CMF (Citizen Military Forces) unit war diaries, 1939-45 War
     
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  2. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    I have found a number of other war diaries for a scattering of Australian units at the Australian War Memorial site. These are not listed under the link in the previous message. You can find these from this link:

    Advanced Search | The Australian War Memorial

    The additional units are shown on the lower left side of the page along with the number of files for each unit. Be sure to hit the Show More link. The 7th Division Salvage Unit, 7th Graves Registration and Enquiry Unit, the 2/4th Field Workshop and the 2/104th General Transport Company already appear in the main link above. The new units are:

    6th Field Ambulance (also includes the distinct 6th Light Field Ambulance)
    116th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
    12th Water Transport Company
    2/12th Field Company
    18th Field Company
    27th Independent Brigade Group Ordnance Workshop
    2/9th General Hospital
    1st Radar Detachment
    137th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery
     
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    dryan67 Senior Member

    Further war diaries have been added to AWM52 at the Australian War Memorial site. The Royal Australian Artillery Headquarters war diaries have been added to:

    RAA HQ 9th Australian Division - Now completed. (4/1/16/11 to 4/1/16/29 added)

    AWM52 4/1/16 - Royal Australian Artillery Headquarters 9 Australian Division

    RAA HQ 11th Australian Division

    AWM52 4/1/17 - Royal Australian Artillery Headquarters 11 Australian Division

    RAA HQ Northern Territory Force (12th Australian Division)

    AWM52 4/1/18 - Royal Australian Artillery Headquarters Northern Territory Force

    RAA HQ Darwin and 9th Heavy Battery

    AWM52 4/1/19 - Royal Australian Artillery Headquarters 9 Heavy Battery
     
  6. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Further Royal Australian Artillery Headquarters have been added in AWM52 at the Australian War Memorial site. The following have been added:

    RAA HQ New Guinea Force
    RAA HQ York Force
    RAA HQ Moresby Base Sub Area
    RAA HQ 1 Australian Armoured Division
    RAA HQ 6 Field Brigade

    They can be found here:

    AWM52 Subclass 4/1 - Royal Australian Artillery Headquarters
     
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    dryan67 Senior Member

    There are a few additions to the AWM files. The 2/1st Field Regiment listed above has had additional months added. Use the above link. Also the 137th Heavy AA Battery, RAA has some additional months added. Use the following link:

    AWM52 4/16/47 - 137 Australian Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery
     
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  9. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    The war diaries for 2/7th Field Regiment, RAA for April 1940 to December 1941 have been added here:

    AWM52 4/2/7 - Royal Australian Artillery, 2/7 Army Field Regiment

    Also additional RAA Headquarters have been added:

    Northern Command Artillery Headquarters

    AWM52 4/1/25 - Northern Command Artillery Headquarters

    Royal Australian Artillery Headquarters Southern Command

    AWM52 4/1/26 - Royal Australian Artillery Headquarters Southern Command

    Royal Australian Artillery Regiment Headquarters 9 Heavy Battery

    AWM52 4/1/27 - Royal Australian Artillery Regiment Headquarters 9 Heavy Battery

    Major General Royal Artillery Branch

    AWM52 4/1/28 - Major General Royal Artillery Branch
     
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