New Guinea Machine Gunners

John Campbell

A history of 7 Australian Machine Gun Battalion 1942 - 1944.

During the Second World War, the task set for Lieutenant-Colonel Terry Farrell, his officers and NCOs was to form, train and prepare for battle a new machine gun battalion. Using men from six ‘E’ (Vicker machine gun) companies from different infantry battalions, the newly-formed unit went on to serve in the defence of Port Moresby, Battle of Wau and at Milne Bay.

This history contains a Nominal Roll, Honours and Awards and many maps and photographs. The author’s interest in machine gunners comes from his father being RSM of 6 Machine Gun Battalion and two uncles who served in 2/1 Machine Gun Battalion during WW2.

Soft cover, photographs, 176 pages.

New Guinea Machine Gunners