|Collection type||Private Record|
|Object type||Diary, Copy|
Parry-Okeden, William Nugent Fitzmaurice
|Access||Open with exceptions|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM371 93/0225|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Parry-Okeden, William Nugent DSO MID (Lieutenant-Colonel, b.1910 - d.1982)
Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant-Colonel William Parry-Okeden. The collection consists of photocopied diaries describing active service in New Guinea, training in Australia, and a lecture tour of India. Comments on American forces, British officers, Australian command, and the high esteem he had for Australian troops. Includes detailed descriptions of several campaigns, and evidences the writer's feelings about numerous aspects of the war from a fighting commander's perspective.