Diary of Keith Lindsay Lewtas, 1944-1945

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Accession Number AWM2019.22.64
Collection number PR06252
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 61 Image/s captured
Maker Lewtas, Keith Lindsay
Place made Australia: Queensland, New Guinea
Date made 1944-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Diary related to the Second World War service of VX5354 Sergeant Keith Lindsay Lewtas, 2/2 Field regiment. This diary written between 18 April 1944 31 December 1945 mentions: continued surveying training in Queensland; playing hockey for the regiment; recreation activities he undertakes while training; the move to New Guinea; giving up his other roles to increase his surveying duties; his activities while in New Guinea; his picking up clerking duties; the news of the German surrender and the capture of Berlin; attacks of the Japanese around the Wewak area; the praise given to the regiment by the commanding officer in June 1945; the surrender of Japan and the end of the war; his leaving the 2/2nd Field Regiment being accepted into the 67th Infantry Battalion as part of British Commonwealth Occupation Force and ends with a list of suitable subjects for debate.