Walker, Allen (Corporal, b.1911 - d.2004)

Accession Number PR04882
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1.5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Diary
Maker Walker, Allen
Place made Australia
Date made 1942-1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Collection relating to the Second World War service of N239446 Corporal Allen Walker, 118 General Transport Company, Second Australian Imperial Force, Australia, 1942-1944.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Consists of one diary of Corporal Allen Walker, containing entries dated between 31 August 1942 and 30 August 1944. This diary was written while Corporal Walker was serving with 118 General Transport Company in Queensland, and the Northern Territory. In his diary, Corporal Walker writes about the towns and landscapes he travelled through while on duty, the hospitality of local people, eating tropical fruit, swimming at various beaches, being on leave, attending church, driving long distances in a truck convoy, living conditions, recreational activities, local wildlife, the control of convoys in the north of Australia, staying in staging camps, seeing destruction caused by the Japanese bombing of Darwin, unloading ships of supplies and equipment, canteen services, hearing news of the war, air raids on Darwin, the arrival of American troops, seeing dogfights between Allied and Japanese aircraft, and delivering supplies to airfields.