Sheehan, Michael (Lieutenant) AIF)

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number PR89/058
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 ITEMS
Object type Documents
Maker Sheehan, Michael Lawrence (Mick)
Date made 1942
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 264/012/076
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

ORIGINAL TYPESCRIPT MESSAGE PINNED TO A TREE AT GADAGASAL VILLAGE BY OCCUPYING JAPANESE FORCES, REQUESTING UNIT MEMBERS TO COME FORWARD AND SURRENDER. DONOR LEFT THE NOTE ON THE TREE SO AS NOT TO ALERT THE JAPANESE TO THEIR PRESENCE. THE NOTICE WAS LATER RETRIEVED BY ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE UNIT