Maurice Trigger, as a Private, Rangetaker/Scout 2/2nd Machine Gun Battalion, interviewed by David McRobbie for The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45

Accession Number S00591
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 55 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK D60; two track mono
Maker Trigger, Maurice
Place made French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon: Syria
Date made 17 April 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

Discussing pre-war employment; enlistment; training at Ingleburn Camp with Vickers medium machine gun; embarkation on the Aquitania for Middle East and arrival at Khassa Camp; discipline; Mersa Matruh and creation of defence networks including trenches and "doovers"; shift to Hill 93 and Qastina Camp; another shift to Jebal Tourbol; pilfering by Australian troops; impact of new MK VIIIZ ammunition; return to Australia; move to Kairi Training Camp, Atherton Tablelands, Qld; embarkation to New Guinea and landing at Lae; battalion casualties; post-war health; anti-semitic attitudes of Australian servicemen.