Text Box:                   3rd. AUSTRALIAN DIVISION 
              AUSTRALIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS
   OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE 3RD. DIVISION AASC ASSOCIATION
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Description 074059 AWM

Siar, New Guinea. 1944-06-20. VX104203 Captain A.H. Downing, Officer In Charge (L) And VX81118 Lieutenant R.B. Picken, Second In Charge (R), Of The 3rd Supply Depot Platoon Australian Army Service Corps, 15th Infantry Brigade, Checking Unit Supply Lists.

Description 074060 AWM

Siar Plantation, Madang, New Guinea. 1944-06-20. Non Commissioned Officers Of The 3rd Supply Depot Platoon. Identified Personnel Are:- VX113700 Sergeant J.B. White (1); VX87694 Warrant Officer II, C.W. Wood (2); NX164537 Sergeant S.R. Jeffress (3); VX144784 Staff Sergeant J. Mason (4); VX87664 Corporal R.L. Spark (5); VX136229 Corporal I. Collins (6); VX135890 Sergeant M.J. Cronin (7); VX87642 Corporal C.E.R. Prentice (8); VX87671 Corporal C.D. Thompson (9).

Description 074061 AWM

Siar Plantation, Madang, New Guinea. 1944-06-20. Personnel Of 3rd Supply Depot Platoon. Identified Are:- VX70853 Private H.G. Pevitt (1); V315248 Private K.H. Cook (2); NX164537 Sergeant S.H. Jeffress (3); VX144784 Staff Sergeant J. Mason (4); VX87694 Warrant Officer II, C.W. Wood (5); VX104203 Captain A.H. Downing (6); VX81118 Lieutenant R.B. Picken (7); VX113700 Sergeant J.B. White (8); NX187374 Private D.A. Robson (9); V44097 Private A.J.H. Johnston (10); VX135890 Sergeant M.J. Cronin (11); V300190 Private C.T.W. Baker (12); VX70852 Private C.E. Pevitt (13); VX132049 Private A.R. Monk (14); VX87642 Corporal C.E.R. Prentice (15); VX136229 Corporal I. Collins (16); VX139763 Private R.C. Penman (17); Q268312 Private R.M. Northey (18); V155851 Private G.F. Pirrie (19); VX106629 Private J.W. Slessar (20); VX142023 Private L.R. Little (21); VX139963 Private J. Henry (22); Q269520 Private D.N. Palk (23); VX109542 Private R.D. Miles (24); VX78580 Private W.H. Webb (25); VX104808 Private R. Mcrae (26); V510809 Private L.C. Osterfield (27); VX87664 Corporal R.L. Spark (28); VX111916 Private H.J. Ovenden (29); VX87671 Corporal C.D. Thompson (30); VX109555 Private J. Samson (31).

Description 074062 AWM

Siar Plantation, Madang, New Guinea. 1944-06-20. Living Quarters Of Personnel Of The 3rd Supply Depot Platoon, Australian Army Service Corps And A Section Of The Siar Detail Issue Depot Which Rations The 15th Infantry Brigade.

COPIES OF THE ABOVE FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS WERE SUBMITTED BY JUDY HARRIS, 02/2013, WHOSE FATHER WAS LT. R. B. [BRUCE] PICKEN VX81118 , REF. PHOTOS 074059 AND 074061.  JUDY REMEMBERS THESE PHOTOS ALWAYS HANGING, MOUNTED IN A FRAME, IN HER FATHERS HOME.

FORTUNATELY THE FRAME HAD A NOTATION  STATING THE PHOTOS WERE OFFICIAL WAR PHOTOS TAKEN IN SIAR COPRA PLANTATION, NEAR MADANG,  1944.  ARMED WITH THIS INFORMATION I WAS ABLE TO SEARCH THE FILES OF THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MUSEUM, CANBERRA, AND FOUND LOW RESOLUTION COPIES OF THE ORIGINALS, WITH A DESCRIPTION AND VERY IMPORTANTLY, THE NAMES OF IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL, AS SHOWN ABOVE.

Bruce McCullough, Auckland NZ.

Text Box: MEMBERS OF THE 3RD. SUPPLY DEPOT PLATOON—SIAR NEW GUINEA JUNE 1944
Text Box: ADDITIONAL PHOTOS FROM THE SIAR MADANG AREA 2ND SUPPLY DEPOT PLATOON

Description 075019

Nagada, Madang Area, New Guinea. 1944-08-02. Personnel Of The 2nd Supply Depot Platoon. Identified Personnel Are:- QX60513 Private A.C. Huggins (1); VX106588 Private A.E. Crouch (2); VX89046 Captain F.M. Robinson Officer Commanding (3); NX153383 Sergeant G.H. Long (4); N446418 Private A.J. Morgan (5); VX87509 Sergeant E.V. Clode (6); V49285 Lance Corporal J.P. McMeel (7); V46378 Private G. Thompson (8); VX138114 Private W.J. Marchant (9); Q134082 Private A.P. Ryan (10); VX77822 Lance Corporal J.H. Matthews (11).

Description 075018

Nagada, Madang Area, New Guinea. 1944-08-02. Personnel Of The 2nd Supply Depot Platoon. Identified Personnel Are:- VX139561 Driver L.W. Grant (1); N453808 Private L.S. Fogg (2); WX31300 Sergeant G.A. Blundell-Wignall (3); VX144173 Private R.E. Middenway (4); VX101612 Sergeant J.G. Mcgillivray (5); VX144174 Private R.N. Challis (6); VX148308 Private A. Wood (7); VX148310 Corporal W.S. Fry (8); VX87563 Sergeant G.R. Hayman (9); VX139764 Private W.F. Humphries (10); VX148309 Corporal J.J. Murley (11).

Description 074381

Siar, New Guinea. 1944-06-27. Personnel Of The Transport Section, Headquarters, 15th Infantry Brigade. Identified Personnel Are:- VX122089 Driver B. Cunningham (1); VX114289 Driver F.D. Brown (2); VX106354 Sergeant L.R. Morrison (3); Q148703 Driver V.F. Manz (4); V305734 Driver L.K. Baines (5); VX113021 Signaller A.G. Carter (6); VX89807 Driver D.B. Maddill (7); VX135591 Corporal J.D. Griffen (8); Q151961 Driver E.J. Kelly (9); VX78250 Private L.G. Plum (10); VX102888 Driver G.A.C. Sharp (11); VX189808 Driver J.H. Maddell (12).

Text Box: 4TH. SUPPLY DEPOT PLATOON - TOROKINA - BOUGAINVILLE 1945

4th. Australian Supply Depot Platoon Bougainville. Photos from top clockwise.

078841 1/VX 106609 S/Sgt Minikin KH, 2/ NX194395 Pte Haslop JA, 2/ VX 111915 Cpl O’Connor PJ 4/ VX87588 WO2 Lloyd WR, 5/ VX104193 Capt Bird R, 6/ VX104196 Lt McKellar FE, 7/ VXVx113061 Pte Hogan VG, 8/ VX87691 Sgt Williams EG, 9/ VX87680 Cpl Walker WJ, 10/ VX87526 Pte Diffey RL, 11/ NX147205 S/Sgt Donnellan BP, 12/ VX132242 Pte Tomlin VD, 13/ VX149508 Pte McKemmish JWR, 14/VX138093Pte Clarke WH, 15/ VX87660 Pte Smith JA, 16/ VX104805 Pte Jacobs GW, 17/ VX79221 Pte O’Neill KR, 18/VX143806 Pte Clarke LL, VX140167 Cpl Ryan JJ, 20/ VX150004 Pte Walding KG, 21/ VX74675 Brown FJ, N461488 Pte Norris GG, 23/ VX137794 Sgt Thomson R, 24/ VX 13779 Pte Odell KE, 25/ VX140148 Pte Butcher AJ, 26/ V46689 Pte Blundy DN 27/ VX140168 Pte Clarke MH, 28/ VX106603 Jutson WN, 29/ VX150150 Pte Davies ATS, 30/ VX141550 Heddel CGF, 31/ VX122246 Pte Read EO. 078836 Torokina, Bougainville island. 1945-01-30. supplies for Australian units in the area being loaded on to trucks at the 4th supply depot platoon.  078837 Torokina, Bougainville Island. 1945-01-30. personnel of the details issuing depot, 4th supply depot platoon breaking up supplies into small quantities for issue to some of the smaller Australian units in the area. 078838 Torokina, Bougainville Island. 1945-01-30. A Section of the 4th Supply Depot Platoon. 078839 Torokina, Bougainville Island. 1945-01-30. VX87680 Corporal W J  Walker (1) and VX87691 Sergeant E G  Williams (2) of the 4th Supply Depot Platoon checking lists of supplies in the unit office.  Source AWM Canberra.

Text Box: 30th. ADVANCED SUPPLY DEPOT - TOROKINA - BOUGAINVILLE 1945

099037 Group portrait of the Officers of 30 Advanced Supply Depot, Australian Army Service Corps. Left to right, back row: QX48881 Lieutenant (Lt) G H F Nichols of Gaythorne, Qld; VX88119 Lt A M Edmonds of Hawthorn East, Vic; VX104106 Lt F E McKellar of Elwood, Vic; SX26060 Lt J E Marks of Clarence Gardens, SA; NX103003 Lt P J Gormley of Arncliffe, NSW; NX172879 Lt A A Gorrel of Haberfield, NSW; NX124225 Lt R V Lawler of Bexley, NSW. Front row: NX103926 Captain (Capt) H C Dickson of Auburn, NSW; NX102983 Major D W Greaves of Newcastle, NSW; WX12141 Capt R L Piper of North Perth, WA; QX19143 Capt E D Clarke of Hamilton North East, Qld. 09930 Group portrait of the personnel of HQ Company, 30 Advanced Supply Depot. Left to right, back row: QX62774 Staff Sergeant (SSgt) K R Crust of Chelmer, Qld; NX193909 Private (Pte) L G Brown of Parkes, NSW; QX61269 Corporal (Cpl) J F Statham of Ayr, Qld; Q46041 Pte W J Morris of New Farm, Qld; NX193908 Sgt R M Holmes of Guildford, NSW; QX49376 SSgt H J Maher of Brisbane, Qld; NX169234 Lance Corporal E J Milsted of Coonamble, NSW; QX64367 Pte E Garsden of Annerley, Qld. Front row: QX43347 Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) B F Moynihan of Coorparoo, Qld; QX47366 WO2 S T McCullagh of Orange, NSW; NX103926 Captain H C Dickson of Auburn, NSW; NX102983 Major D W Greaves of Newcastle, NSW; QX48881 Lieutenant G H F Nichols of Gaythorne, Qld; QX63571 SSgt W H Spengler of Lowood, Qld; Qy5575 Sgt C T Hogan of Red Hill, Qld. 09934 Group portrait of the personnel of 45 Supply Depot Platoon, 30 Advanced Supply Depot. Left to right, back row: NX149344 Corporal (Cpl) B A Fuller of Bexley, NSW; QX58534 Private (Pte) W G Hine of Brisbane, Qld; VX140716 Pte L J Billing of Burnley, Vic; VX150150 Pte A T S Davies of East Malvern, Vic; VX106605 Pte W N Jutson of Reservoir, Vic; V46689 Pte D N Blundy of Armadale, Vic. Middle row: TX16244 Sergeant (Sgt) C L Hoffman of Sorrell, Tas; NX141851 Staff Sergeant H R Neale, Tenterfield, NSW: SX22145 Warrant Officer Class 2 S A Brown of Black Forest, SA; WX12141 Captain R I L Piper of North Perth, WA; NX109590 Sgt L T Miller of Rosewater, SA; NX152184 Sgt J S Ranger of Marrickville, NSW; NX171675 Pte J S Ratcliffe of Glebe, NSW. Front row: NX138234 Pte A H Downing of Wyong, NSW; VX143806 Pte L L Clarke of Kew, Vic; NX194395 Pte J A Haslop of Blackheath, NSW; QX50975 Pte A A Porter of South Brisbane, Qld;Q112194 Pte T C Foley of Townsville, Qld. 09931 Group portrait of the personnel of 121 Supply Depot Platoon, 30 Advanced Supply Depot. Left to right, back row: N265771 Private (Pte) C C Kemp of Corrimal, NSW; V56383 Pte H J Carey of Footscray, Vic; NX124338 Pte J Sharp of Wyong, NSW; NX160458 Pte N L Flick of Glebe, NSW; S33782 Pte A O Krutli of Broken Hill, NSW; QX43454 Pte A J McDermid of Reservoir, Vic; NX114232 Lance Corporal (LCpl) J A Cronly of Coogee, NSW; Q268312 Pte R M Northey of Charters Towers, Qld; NX168811 LCpl J Costa of Marrickville, NSW; NX134549 Pte R E Swan of Parramatta, NSW; VX74512 Pte H D Lobascher of Collingwood, Vic. Middle row: NX149343 Corporal (Cpl) G D Flavelle of Bexley, NSW; NX148459 Cpl J Zines of Clovelly, NSW; NX137893 Cpl R F Doring of West Tamworth, NSW; NX164961 Sergeant (Sgt) G Panarets of Narromine, NSW; NX114223 Warrant Officer Class 2 J A Atkinson of Binalong, NSW; NX124225 Lieutenant R V Lawler of Bexley, NSW; NX175275 Sgt E G Taylor of Dulwich Hill, NSW; D545 Sgt J E Mellor of Myler, SA; NX109416 Cpl W J Haywood of Bondi Junction, NSW; NX177644 Pte R G Rose of Mayfield, NSW; V74547 Pte B McNamara of Tatura, Vic; NX146091 Pte K J Elliott of Dubbo, NSW. Front row: VX148859 Pte C T Baker of Reservoir, Vic; NX124677 Pte L M Mottram of Marrickville, NSW; NX148460 LCpl V H Brainwood of Randwick, NSW; QX25202 LCpl D C Dickens of Brisbane, Qld; NX73819 Pte L A Roberts of Auburn, NSW; Q151104 Pte J H Rice of Highgate Hill, Qld. 099032 Group portrait of the personnel of 136 Supply Depot Platoon, 30 Advanced Supply Depot. Left to right, back row: NX152802 Private (Pte) F V Coffey of West Maitland, NSW; QX15975 Pte J T Fletcher of Mt Mulligan, Qld; VX116597 Corporal (Cpl) B A Richmond of Heidelberg, Vic; VX121460 Pte M Rosewarne of Albert Park, Vic; VX104512 Pte R C A Sims of Mitcham, Vic; V48191 Pte G Chatterton of Essendon, Vic; VX147431 Pte T Atkinson of Burnie, Tas; VX150356 Pte F Carrol of Warrnambool, Vic; VX148726 Pte W B Quarrel of Prahran, Vic. Front row: N446658 Pte S Milner of Gladesville, NSW; NX193472 Pte R K Waters of Kempsey, NSW; VX100542 Sergeant (Sgt) W C Wales of Tullabugeal, NSW; NX110908 Staff Sergeant G Warren of Randwick, NSW; VX144206 Warrant Officer Class 2 E Sherry of South Yarra, Vic; VX126501 Sgt G P Holder of Brunswick, Vic; V63330 LCpl E R Roberts of Albert Park, Vic; N465923 Pte H Allen of Camperdown, NSW. 099033 Group portrait of the personnel of 146 Supply Depot Platoon, 30 Advanced Supply Depot. Left to right, back row: NX193783 Private (Pte) V Stapleton of Concord, NSW; QX44962 Pte C R Douglas of Pleystowe, Qld; VX147030 Pte F L Makin of Kew, Vic; VX116639 Pte R P Patrick of Wangaratta, Vic; NX135309 L Cpl T V Nash of Parkes, NSW; VX122795 Lance Corporal (LCpl) N H Hawking of Rutherglen, Vic; VX147031 Pte C S Jeans of Richmond, Vic; V76470 Pte W J Scullion of Hamilton, Vic. Middle row: VX110950 Corporal (Cpl) T H Hall of Surrey Hills, Vic; VX116646 Cpl N H Wakefield of Brunswick, Vic; VX121996 Sergeant (Sgt) K R McDonald of Caulfield, Vic; VX88119 Lieutenant A M Edmonds of Hawthorn East, Vic; VX112525 Sgt P W Davies of South Yarra, Vic; VX119352 Cpl J N Pascoe of Culcairn, NSW; N334631 Cpl J F Webster of Bexley, NSW. Front row: QX59610 Pte J M Greenaway of Gordonvale, Qld; VX101594 Pte H C Pearce of Bendigo, Vic; VX114749 Pte L R Laird of Lenah Valley, Tas; VX121610 Pte G R Wakefield of Moonee Ponds, Vic; QX58625 Pte H H Skene of Cooparoo, Qld. 099035 Group portrait of the personnel of 237 Supply Depot Platoon, 30 Advanced Supply Depot. Left to right, back row: NX171213 Corporal (Cpl) L A Massey; NX171300 Cpl W H T Martell; T18053 Private (Pte) N Sharman; NX164960 Driver (Dvr) C Atkinson; QX59060 Pte R R Weedon; N385207 Pte T Strachan; QX48424 Pte R W E Hermann; QX31828 Pte J Womersley. Front row: VX131612 Pte T Y Osborne; NX163672 Sgt C F Blanch; QX49374 Warrant Officer Class 2 A Earle; QX19143 Captain E D Clarke; NX155232 Sgt J Edgar; NX151192 Staff Sergeant C G Smith; NX151195 Sgt A R Nonenmacher; QX63763 Cpl G E Sweeney. 0001martell 237 Supply Depot Platoon, members rear L-R NX163672 Sgt C F Blanch; NX164960 Dvr C Atkinson;  NX171300 Cpl W H T Martell also in photo 099035; Maher. 003martell Emira after war finished, Henry Martell 4th from the left. 002martell Cpl. W H T [Henry] Martell on leave from Torokina 0004martell Mt. Bagana taken from Torokina.

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