Oliver, J H, Major

Place Oceania: New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Finschhafen, Finschhafen area
Accession Number PR91/195
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 7 folders
Object type Book, Diary, Papers
Maker Oliver, J H
Date made 1943-1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 91/1789
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Records relating to the Finschhafen campaign, mostly diaries kept in 1943 by companies within the Papuan Infantry Battalion. A variety of formats, most give weekly reports, movements, casualties, weather, tactical notes, letters received and draft replies. Item (1) and (2) for Battalion Headquarters (3) and (4) B Company (1943-1945) (5) and (6) C Company. Item (7) two notebooks kept by Major Oliver who was attached to 9th Australian Division during early stages of the Finschhafen campaign. They include messages, sitreps and lesson notes. Also a hand written essay by Sgt E L Pye on Lae and Finschhafen.