O'Neill, Patrick

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number PR85/246
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Letters
Maker O'Neill, Patrick
Date made 1982
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 421/011/022
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Lettter related to the Second World war service of VX93500 Private Patrick O'Neill. His letter of 1982 outlines action by 10 Platoon B Coy, 2/6 Bn during the Wau/Salamaua campaign. He describes an offensive to relieve 2/3 Independent Coy who were surrounded by the Japanese, and the courage of Lance Sergeant Jack Quinn who with a mortar wound to his back, crawled up a hill seeking medical assistance.