• The following text is transcribed from AWM File of Research No 577, dated 20 January 1958.

    Serial No

    Unit

       

    1.

    Adv HQ 9 Aust Div

    2.

    Rear HQ 9 Aust Div

    9 Aust Div Int Sec
    "D" Sec FSS
    One Pl Aust HQ Gd Bn
    9 Aust Div Emp Pl

    5.

    2/12 Aust Fd Regt, RAA, plus Sig Sec
    3 Aust A/Tk Regt (less 1 Bty)
    71 L.A.D.

    6.

    HQ RAE 9 Div

    2/3 Fd Coy
    2/4 Fd Coy
    2/7 Fd Coy
    2/13 Fd Coy
    72 L.A.D.
    No. 10 (Aust) Cam Unit

    7.

    HQ Sigs 9 Aust Div

    "J" Sec Sigs 7 Aust Div
    2 Op Sec Sigs 1 Aust Corps

    8.

    HQ 18 Aust Inf Bde Sig Sec

    Platoon Aust Guard Bn
    16 Aust A/Tk Coy
    2/9 Aust Inf Bn
    2/10 Aust Inf Bn
    2/12 Aust Inf Bn
    47 L.A.D.

    9.

    HQ 20 Aust Inf Bde Sig Sec

    Pl Aust Guard Bn
    20 Aust A/Tk Coy
    2/13 Aust Inf Bn
    2/15 Aust Inf Bn
    2/17 Aust Inf Bn
    58 L.A.D.

    10.

    HQ 24 Aust Inf Bde

    Sig Sec
    Platoon Aust Guard Bn
    24 Aust A/Tk Coy
    2/28 Aust Inf Bn
    2/43 Aust Inf Bn
    Under Command
    2/32 Aust Inf Bn
    76 L.A.D.

    11.

    HQ 26 Aust Inf Bde

    Sig Sec
    Platoon Aust Guard Bn
    26 Aust A/Tk Coy
    2/23 Aust Inf Bn
    2/24 Aust Inf Bn
    2/48 Aust Inf Bn
    78 L.A.D.

    12.

    2/1 Aust Pioneer Bn

    14.

    HQ AASC 9 Aust Div

    9 Aust Div Pet Coy
    9 Aust Div Supply Coln
    7 Aust Div Supply Coln
    9 Aust Div Amn Coy

       
     

    MEDICAL

    15.

    HQ AAMC 9 Aust Div

    2/3 Fd Amb
    2/5 Fd Amb
    2/8 Fd Amb
    2/11 Fd Amb
    2/4 Fd Hygiene Sec

       
     

    MISCELLANEOUS

    16.

    9 Aust Div Pro Coy

    17.

    9 Aust Div Salvage Coy

    18.

    9 Aust Div Postal Unit

    19.

    9 Aust Div Fd Cash Office

       
     

    FORTRESS TROOPS

    23.

    8 Aust Lt AA Bty

       
     

    SIGNALS

    33.

    4 Line Sec Sigs. 1 Aust. Corps

       
     

    ORDNANCE

    38.

    2/1 Army Fd Workshopps AAOC

    39.

    No. 6 Rec Sec. 2/2 AFW AAOC

       
     

    TOBRUK SUB-AREA
    MEDICAL

    73.

    4 Aust Gen Hosp

    74.

    2/2 Aust CCS

       
     

    ORDNANCE

    83.

    4 AOD AAOC

       

     The following units were formed from 7 and 9 Aust Div Supply Columns and appeared in Orders of Battle subsequent to the one above:

    • No. 1 and 2 Tp Carrying Coys
    • Area Transport Coy
    • No. 1 and 2 Aust F.S. Ds
    • 9 Aust Div Res Tpt Coys

    The Order of Battle for September 1941 and October 1941 also included No. 10 Aust Camouflage Unit (formed from troops already in Tobruk).

    Source:

    Official records series AWM54 391/1/6 [Honours and Rewards - General:] Periodical Awards, March-July 1941, for inclusion in final despatch of General Sir Archibald Wavell, Appendix "A" Order of Battle, A Strength State Tobruk Fortress, 9th April 1941 - 15th August 1941