Turner, Robert Lindsay (Staff Sergeant, b.1919 - d.2015)

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Accession Number PR01411
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1.5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Memoir
Maker Turner, Robert Lindsay
Place made Australia
Date made 1939-1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of Staff Sergeant Robert Lindsay Turner, Citizen's Military Forces and 3rd Australian Field Survey Company, Australia and New Guinea, 1939-1945.

This collection contains one document of by Staff Sergeant Turner recollecting his experiences of joining the Citizen's Military Forces, training with the Melbourne University Rifles, joining the Field Survey Corps, and his role as a despatch rider and as a topographer. Following this, he recounts his transfer to the AIF, surveying in Queensland to create maps for the defence of Northern Australia, his embarkation on the SS Taroona to Milne Bat,creative solutions to the difficulties of procuring supplies in New Guinea, experiences of contracting malaria and his convalescence, and his role as an auditor for the Australian Army Canteen Service.