Stirling, Andrew (Gunner, b.1923 - d.2012)

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Concord
Accession Number PR03997
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Records
Maker Stirling, Andrew
Place made Australia
Date made 1942
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of NX173465 (N233121) Gunner Andrew Stirling, 20 Australian Anti-Aircraft Battery, Second Australian Imperial Force, Australia, 1942.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Consists of one notebook of Gunner Andrew Stirling. This notebook was used by Gunner Stirling in 1942, while he was training with 20 Australian Anti-Aircraft Battery in Concord, Sydney, New South Wales. This notebook contains notes on anti-aircraft equipment, including use, procedures, maintenance, testing, and techniques. Additionally, this notebook contains notes on gasses used in warfare, camouflage, aircraft identification, Morse code, and poetry.

History / Summary

Gunner Andrew Stirling enlisted to the Australian Military Forces on 22 October 1941. He served with 20 Anti-Aircraft Battery and 14 Anti-Aircraft Battery in New South Wales. In August 1943, Gunner Stirling transferred to 474 Australian Anti-Aircraft Troop. With this unit, he served in New Guinea until late 1944. Gunner Stirling was discharged on 1 July 1946.