Mr AE Field & Mr LJ Robertson

Accession Number MSS0956
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 folder
Object type Manuscript
Date made 1942-1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/087/026
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

"The Gap is bridged" the unit history for the 2/6th Field Company Royal Australian Engineers. Covers their service in West Java and later imprisonment by the Japanese as part of Blackforce in Java, Thailand, Borneo, Saigon, Sumatra and Japan, 1942 to 1945. Appendices include a roll of 2/6th Field Company members in Blackforce, Wattsforce & Robforce and other forces and their dispersal from Java (eg to Thailand, Burma and Borneo). This was published as part of a series "The Purple Diamond" by the 7th Division Engineers Association. Also copies of black and white photographs set up for inclusion in the history include the defence of Java, prisoner of war camps in Thailand & Java (the Cycle Camp), railway cuttings and repatriation.