Newton, Reginald William James and papers of 2/19 Battalion

Unit 2/19th Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Accession Number PR01596
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 5 wallets: 6cm
Object type Records
Maker Newton, Reginald William James
Various
Place made Australia
Date made 1942-1993
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Collection of personal and service related records of Lieutenant Colonel R W J Newton, MBE ED, Commanding Officer of 'U' Battalion, Don Force and the 2/19 Battalion. Items in the collection include records relating to officers and enlisted men of 'U' Battalion and the 2/19 Battalion who were Japanese Prisoners of War in Burma, Thailand and Japan. These include nominal rolls of killed, wounded and missing; lists of unit members who survived the war and a photograph of memorial plaque for 2/19th Battalion - Burma Railway. Collection also includes post-war correspondence including letters exchanged between Newton and Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop; the embarkation roll of the 2/19 Battalion and other related papers of the 2/19 Battalion Association.