(N46368) Wilkins, Charles John (Private)

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Accession Number S00563
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 55 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK D60; two track mono
Maker Wilkins, Charles John
Date made April 1989
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Status to be assessed

Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the war of 1939-45
Description

Charles John Wilkins, Lance Corporal and Signaller 55/53rd Battalion, interviewed by Daniel Connell for the Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45

Discusses call up for militia; signaller training; tensions between AIF and militia; conditions at Greta Army Training Camp; embarkation for New Guinea; New Guinea campaigns; inadequacy of training for 53rd Battalion; combining 53rd and 55th Battalions; casualties at Sanananda; health; food rations; leisure; demobilisation; post-war employment.

History / Summary

Discusses call up for militia; signaller training; tensions between AIF and militia; conditions at Greta Army Training Camp; embarkation for New Guinea; New Guinea campaigns; inadequacy of training for 53rd Battalion; combining 53rd and 55th Battalions; casualties at Sanananda; health; food rations; leisure; demobilisation; post-war employment.