Woolf, John Hugh Ramsay (VX87411, Private, 2/23rd Battalion)

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Accession Number MSS1956
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Woolf, John Hugh Ramsay
Date made Unknown
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 VX87411 Private John Hugh Ramsay Woolf, 2/23rd Infantry Battalion, [date unknown].

Wallet 1 of 1 – Contains a manuscript written by Private John Hugh Ramsay Woolf titled “Private life of Private Woolf”. The manuscript details the author's experiences during the Second World War, initially as a member of the Victorian Scottish Regiment and then with the 2/23rd Infantry Battalion. The manuscript begins by describing the author’s experiences of enlisting with the Victorian Scottish Regiment and a period of service in Western Australia. After enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force, the author outlines training and preparation for service overseas. Finally the manuscript examines the author's experiences of combat on Tarakan in the Netherlands East Indies, and his immediate post-war life.