Bridge, Herbert Kirkman

Place Oceania: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Trail
Accession Number MSS1117
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 2 wallets: 4cm
Object type Memoir, Typescript
Maker Bridge, Peter
Date made 1942
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/012/039
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 N242653 Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Herbert Kirkman Bridge, whilst serving with the Australia Army in, before transferring to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in March 1943. Comprises an original handwritten memoir titled 'Dulacky', written by L/Cpl Bridge based on his personal diaries kept at the time, and written shortly after the events with which it deals. The memoir is 120 pages in length and deals with Bridge's service with the 3rd Battalion Australian Military Forces and the part the Battalion played in the Owen Stanleys and the Battle of the Kokoda Trail, September to December 1942. A second handwritten memoir titled 'The Third', also written by L/Cpl is included, which appears to be an initial draft of the 'Dulacky' memoir, with changes and annotations by the author. Physically added to the collection in November 2012 was an 80 page typed transcription of 'Dulacky'. This typescript was completed by in 2009 by Peter Bridge, the son of Herbert K. Bridge.