Wallet 26 of 90 - Papers relating to the 6 Division and the Battle of Bardia, 1940-1941

Accession Number AWM2020.22.305
Collection number PR84/370
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 85
Object type Papers, Map, Letter, Diary
Physical description 150 Image/s captured
Maker Berryman, Frank Horton
Place made North Africa
Date made 1940-1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Collection relating to the military career of VX20308 Lieutenant General Frank Horton Berryman, KCVO, CB, CBE, DSO, GHQ SWPA, GOC East (Md), 7 Australian Division (formerly 2 Corps, Land Headquarters (LHQ), 2 Australian Divisional Artillery, 5 Australian Field Artillery Brigade, 14 Australian Field Artillery Battery, 18 Australian Field Artillery Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, 6 Australian Division), 1920-1953.

Wallet 26 of 90 – Wallet consists of a corpus of documents relating to the 6 Australian Division and its operations prior and during the Battle of Bardia that took place in Libya from 3-5 January 1941. It includes: a series of tracings and annotated maps of the Bardia and Tobruk areas from December 1940 and January 1941 showing the dispositions and movements of Australian Imperial Force units, along with the positions of minefields, defence posts, barracks, defence lines; typewritten notes of a lecture given by Berryman on the operations of the 6 Australian Division in the Western Desert with an emphasis on the Battle of Bardia; various handwritten and typewritten notes, including about the different phases of the battle; a list of code words used by the 6 Division for reports; typewritten diaries of the battle; message forms and telephone messages; a report on the interrogation of prisoners and the safeguarding of captured documents; messages between Berryman and Brigadier Stanley Savige prior to the battle; conference agendas and conference notes; reports on the 7 Armoured Division and artillery distribution.