Road sign, 'Vasey Highway' : Balikpapan, Borneo
|Title||Road sign, 'Vasey Highway' : Balikpapan, Borneo|
|Place made||Borneo: Balikpapan|
|On display||Main building: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 3|
Wooden road sign with pointed end. Both sides are painted white, with black lettering reading 'VASEY HIGHWAY'.
George Alan Vasey, a professional soldier, was born in 1895. He graduated from RMC Duntroon in 1915, and during the First World War served with 4 and 22 Field Artillery Brigades, and as brigade major of 11 Infantry Brigade. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was posted to the 6th Division in the Middle East. In March 1941 he took command of 19 Infantry Brigade which he led in the fighting through Greece and Crete, also taking overall command of Australian forces involved in the defence of Crete.