Lloyd, Irvine Francis 'Jack', (Corporal, b.1920)

Accession Number PR00322
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Diary, Letter, Memoir, Newspaper cutting
Maker Lloyd, Irvine Francis 'Jack'
Date made 1941-1995
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 93/0729
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

A mixed collection of papers dealing with Lloyd's service with 39 Battalion (CMF) in New Guinea. The collection consists of 2 letters describing the difficult conditions under which Australians fought in New Guinea, a small diary covering the period December 1941 to March 1942, a typescript retrospective account of his experiences in New Guinea, and several newspaper clippings. The letter to his nephew comments on American soldiers and equipment, and General MacArthur's criticism of Australian troops. The letter to his niece gives a detailed account of conditions in the Owen Stanley Ranges, the importance of native carriers, the Japanese snipers in the trees, and the transport of the wounded to the casualty clearing stations by native carriers. The diary complements the letters by providing the same or similar information.