Johnson, Kenneth Tebbet (Lieutenant, MBE ED, b.1920 - d.2007)

Accession Number PR90/103
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 3cm.
Object type Diary
Maker Johnson, Kenneth Tebbet
Place made Australia, Germany
Date made 1939-1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 89/1217
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Collection relating to the Second World War service of WX259 Lieutenant Kenneth Tebbet Johnson, 2/11 Infantry Battalion. Collection consists of a 'wartime log', issued to Johnson, while he was a prisoner of war, in Oflag VIIB in Germany. The log contains many black and white photographs of family and friends, some of which have been individually accessioned from P01308.001 to P01308.008. Some of the photographs have been taken inside the camp. The log also contains many names and addresses, plus a short account of his time since the declaration of war in 1939, training in 1940, Tobruk, Greece, his capture in Crete and journey through Europe to a prisoner of war camp in Germany in 1941, through to his liberation in 1945. The back of the log contains some letters, telegrams, souvenirs, and newscuttings which have been pasted in.

Other items include two paybooks in original wallet, a record of service book, a German 'wounded' tag, and German identification card.