|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1cm|
|Object type||Diary, Letters, Memoir, Newspaper cutting|
Lloyd, Irvine Francis 'Jack'
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM371 93/0729|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Lloyd, Irvine Francis 'Jack', (Corporal, b.1920)
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.