Cuthbert Joseph Trevor King, Captain 55/53rd Battalion, interviewed by Daniel Connell for The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45

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Accession Number S00590
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 34 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette
Maker King, Cuthbert Joseph Trevor
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Maitland, East Maitland
Date made 13 June 1989
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
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

Discussing enlistment in militia; pre-war employment; transfer to AIF in 1941; embarkation for Port Moresby on the Aquitania; Kokoda Campaigns and inadequacy of Australia's preparations; battalion casualties; death of Colonel Ward; ambush on the Kokoda Trail; criticisms of him by Higher Command following Kokoda action and his subsequent acquittal; return to Australia and appointment as Provision Officer for 6th Division on the Atherton Tablelands; demobilisation; post-war employment.