Ward, Roy (Private, b.1915 - d.1964)

Accession Number PR05517
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Diary, Papers
Maker Australian Military Forces
Ward, Roy
Place made Australia, Ceylon
Date made 1942-1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection relating to the Second World War service of NX2082 Private Roy Ward, 2/2 Australian Infantry Battalion, Second Australian Imperial Force, Ceylon, and Australia, 1942-1943.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Consists of one diary and one Army Driving Licence of Private Roy Ward. The diary contains entries dated between 20 April and 7 September 1942, and covers the period of Private Ward’s service with 2/2 Australian Infantry Battalion in Ceylon and return to Australia. In his diary, Private Ward writes about the monsoonal weather conditions, transporting personnel and supplies, being Mentioned in Despatches, attending a funeral, participating in training exercises, hearing news of the war in the Western Desert, embarking for Australia, being ill in the ship hospital, transferring to a hospital in Melbourne, visiting family, and travelling to Sydney. The Army Driving Licence was issued by the Australian Military Forces in Australia on 7 July 1943, and lists the types of vehicles that Private Ward was licenced to drive.