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1 Field Company (RAE)

Details:

Title

1 Field Company (RAE)

Collection

WWII Military Units; HistoryNT; Second World War, 1939-1945

Date

0000-00-00

Location

Batchelor; Winnellie Camp; 38.5 Mile camp; Howard Springs

Nation of service

Australia

Service

Army

Service branch

Engineers

Unit

1 Field Company (RAE)

Date arrived in NT

1942-10

Date left the NT

1945-06

History

In October 1942, the company left Newcastle, New South Wales, under Captain E. Schwenke with 5 officers and 226 other ranks. They arrived at Alice Springs on 24 October and then Batchelor on 11 November 1942. The company rebuilt and expanded the reticulation system at Howard Springs and the weir. Their markings can still be seen at Howard Springs on the Western side of the pool. Among the many buildings contracted was the 5DR Radio station building and a meatworks at Katherine.

Notes

Metadata: Attribution International 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0; Dates: -- October 1942 to June 1945 -- 70 Mile, 31 October 1943 to 31 September 1944

Language

English

Subject

Second World War, 1939-1945; Australia; Army; Engineers; 1 Field Company (RAE)

File type

image/jpeg

Use

No known copyright

Copyright owner

Australian War Memorial

License

https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/pubic-domain/pdm

Related materials

NTC 940.5429 SIGN Signs of history : a photographic collection of the World War II historic sites signs in the Northern Territory, 1999.[Darwin, N.T.] : Dept. of Lands, Planning and Environment, 1999. p.42; Jarvis, Murray Kingsworth. NTRS 1413 Copyprints of sporting activities and daily life of servicemen in 1 Australian (field?) Company based in Darwin and Alice Springs during the Second World War -- Geddes Collection file 16

Related links

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C80636 [Australian War Memorial : Photograph 081130, Second World War, 1939-1945]; https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C80204 [Personnel of the 1st Field Company Royal Australian Engineers and the 12/50th Infantry Battalion]; https://lant.on.worldcat.org/v2/oclc/828864691 [[Frank Geddes Manuscript Collection 1941-1992: MS29]; https://trove.nla.gov.au/list/33509 [1 Field Company (RAE)]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/847552

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/847552

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/847905