AWM FILE OF RESEARCH 577

20 January 1958

Serial No

Unit

   

1.

Adv HQ 9 Aust Div

2.

Rear HQ 9 Aust Div

9 Aust Div Int Sec
"D" Sec FSS
One Pl Aust HQ Gd Bn
9 Aust Div Emp Pl

5.

2/12 Aust Fd Regt, RAA, plus Sig Sec
3 Aust A/Tk Regt (less 1 Bty)
71 L.A.D.

6.

HQ RAE 9 Div

2/3 Fd Coy
2/4 Fd Coy
2/7 Fd Coy
2/13 Fd Coy
72 L.A.D.
No. 10 (Aust) Cam Unit

7.

HQ Sigs 9 Aust Div

"J" Sec Sigs 7 Aust Div
2 Op Sec Sigs 1 Aust Corps

8.

HQ 18 Aust Inf Bde Sig Sec

Platoon Aust Guard Bn
16 Aust A/Tk Coy
2/9 Aust Inf Bn
2/10 Aust Inf Bn
2/12 Aust Inf Bn
47 L.A.D.

9.

HQ 20 Aust Inf Bde Sig Sec

Pl Aust Guard Bn
20 Aust A/Tk Coy
2/13 Aust Inf Bn
2/15 Aust Inf Bn
2/17 Aust Inf Bn
58 L.A.D.

10.

HQ 24 Aust Inf Bde

Sig Sec
Platoon Aust Guard Bn
24 Aust A/Tk Coy
2/28 Aust Inf Bn
2/43 Aust Inf Bn
Under Command
2/32 Aust Inf Bn
76 L.A.D.

11.

HQ 26 Aust Inf Bde

Sig Sec
Platoon Aust Guard Bn
26 Aust A/Tk Coy
2/23 Aust Inf Bn
2/24 Aust Inf Bn
2/48 Aust Inf Bn
78 L.A.D.

12.

2/1 Aust Pioneer Bn

14.

HQ AASC 9 Aust Div

9 Aust Div Pet Coy
9 Aust Div Supply Coln
7 Aust Div Supply Coln
9 Aust Div Amn Coy

   
 

MEDICAL

15.

HQ AAMC 9 Aust Div

2/3 Fd Amb
2/5 Fd Amb
2/8 Fd Amb
2/11 Fd Amb
2/4 Fd Hygiene Sec

   
 

MISCELLANEOUS

16.

9 Aust Div Pro Coy

17.

9 Aust Div Salvage Coy

18.

9 Aust Div Postal Unit

19.

9 Aust Div Fd Cash Office

   
 

FORTRESS TROOPS

23.

8 Aust Lt AA Bty

   
 

SIGNALS

33.

4 Line Sec Sigs. 1 Aust. Corps

   
 

ORDNANCE

38.

2/1 Army Fd Workshopps AAOC

39.

No. 6 Rec Sec. 2/2 AFW AAOC

   
 

TOBRUK SUB-AREA
MEDICAL

73.

4 Aust Gen Hosp

74.

2/2 Aust CCS

   
 

ORDNANCE

83.

4 AOD AAOC

   

 The following units were formed from 7 and 9 Aust Div Supply Columns and appeared in Orders of Battle subsequent to the one above:

  • No. 1 and 2 Tp Carrying Coys
  • Area Transport Coy
  • No. 1 and 2 Aust F.S. Ds
  • 9 Aust Div Res Tpt Coys

The Order of Battle for September 1941 and October 1941 also included No. 10 Aust Camouflage Unit (formed from troops already in Tobruk).

Source:

Official records series AWM54 391/1/6 [Honours and Rewards - General:] Periodical Awards, March-July 1941, for inclusion in final despatch of General Sir Archibald Wavell, Appendix "A" Order of Battle, A Strength State Tobruk Fortress, 9th April 1941 - 15th August 1941