Historical information

The book belonged to Colin Lawrance McMURRAY, VX33785 Gunner 2/12th Field Regiment HQ Supply Column 9th Div AIF. Enlisted 8.7.40, barked 5.2.1941, disembarked Middle East 24.3.1941, posted to 2/12th Field Regt, served in the Seige of Tobruk, transferred to AACS 25.11.1941, graded group 3 Driver Mechanic 28.8.1942, hospital with lacerated scalp 12.11.1942, rejoin unit 8.1.1943, embark for Aust 22.2.1943, disembark Sydney 23.3.1943, serves then with canteen services, reclassified medically and discharged on 10.3.1944. The piece missing in the pocket book was caused by a piece of Shrapnel.

Physical description

Red-covered book, 127 pages. Useful information for soldiers. There is a piece missing at the top of the book with tattered sheets inside.

Inscriptions & markings

Front cover: "The Australian Soldiers Pocket Book."
Inside: "Col McMurray VX 33785 Gunner 2/12th Field Regt"