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S 1 The 6th Australian Division

Headquarters 6th Division

Embarked11 Jan 1940Australia

Disembarked14 Feb 1940Kantaru

30 Jun 1940Egypt

12 Aug 1940Palestine

3 Sep 1940 Egypt

19 Dec 1940Libya

31 Mar 1941Greece

25 Apr 1941Crete

29 Apr 1941Julis

1 Nov 1941Syria

22 Jan 1942Palestine

Disembarked16 Mar 1942Australian

Embarked21 Sep 1942Brisbane

Disembarked22 Sep 1942New Guinea

12 Mar 1943Australian

Embarked3 Nov 1944Australian

Disembarked7 Nov 1944New Guinea

Disembarked18 Dec 1945Australian

6th Division Cavalry Regiment

Embarked10 Jan 1940Australian

Disembarked15 Feb 1940Kantara

30 Jun 1940Qastina

3 Sep 1940Halvan)

29 Mar 1941Karyut, Egypt

16 May 1941Matruh

18 May 1941Palestine

30 Jun 1941Syria

7 Dec 1941Syria

30 Jan 1942Palestine

Embarked12 Mar 1942Suez

Disembarked30 Mar 1942Australian

3 Jul 1942NT

15 Aug 1943Alice Springs

20 Aug 1943Sydney

27 Aug 1943Queensland

Headquarters Royal Australian Artillery 6th Division

Embarked15 Apr 1940Melbourne

Disembarked17 May 1940Kantara

30 Jun 1940Doir Sunold

6 Sep 1940Helvan

20 Dec 1940Libya

26 Mar 1941Marynt

30 Mar 1941Greece

25 Apr 1941Crete

29 Apr 1941Julis

17 Dec 1941Syria

24 Jan 1942Palestine

Embarked12 Mar 1942Suez

Disembarked31 Mar 1942Australia

To RAA NT ForceNT

17 Oct 1942Port Moresby

Embarked7 Sep 1943Australian

Disembarked3 Nov 1944New Guinea

10 Jun 1945Wewak

2/1st Field Regiment

Embarked10 Jan 1940Sydney

Disembarked12 Feb 1940Kantaye

13 Feb 1940Qastine Palestine

30 Jun 1940Dior Sunoid Palestine

17 Aug 1940Egypt

21 Dec 1940Libya

10 Apr 1941Greece

15 May 1941

31 Jul 1941Esifa Palestine

1 May 1941Khassa Palestine

Embarked11 Mar 1941Middle East

Disembarked25 Mar 1942Colombo

No diaries availableMay/Sept 1942

Disembarked7 Aug 1942Australia

Embarked15 Sep 1942Australia

Disembarked25 Sep 1942Port Moresby

Disembarked   Aug 1943Australia

Embarked4 Jan 1945Australian

Disembarked10 Jan 1945New Guinea

2/2nd Field Regiment

(40 Light Aid Detachment)

Embarked14 Apr 1940Australia

Disembarked18 May 1940Palestine

30 Jun 1940Dior Sunoid

2 Sep 1940Egypt

Embarked31 Mar 1941For Greece

26 Apr 1941To Crete

30 May 1941Khasan

30 Jan 1942Syria

Embarked10 Mar 1942Suez

Disembarked24 Mar 1942Colombo

Embarked13 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked9 Aug 1942Australia

Embarked4 Dec 1944Cairns

Disembarked5 Dec 1944New Guinea

2/3rd Field Regiment

(41 Light Aid Detachment)

Embarked4 May 1940Sydney

Disembarked18 Jun 1940UK

Embarked15 Nov 1940UK

Disembarked31 Dec 1940Middle East

1 Jan 1941Libya

Embarked31 Mar 1941Middle East

Disembarked31 Mar 1941Greece

Disembarked1 Apr 1941Greece

To27 Apr 1941Crete

Disembarked3 Jun 1941Palestine

29 Jun 1941Khasia

Embarked16 Feb 1942Egypt

Disembarked17 Mar 1942Australia

Embarked2 Nov 1944Australia

Disembarked13 Nov 1944New Guinea

2/11th Field Regiment

(70 Light Aid Detachment)

Embarked10 Apr 1941Sydney

Disembarked15 Apr 1941Kantara

16 Jul 1941Syria

12 Feb 1942To Palestine

Embarked13 Mar 1942Middle East

Disembarked20 Apr 1942Australia

10 Jan 1943Darwin

Embarked15 Sep 1944Darwin

Disembarked29 Sep 1944Lae

Embarked3/4 Apr 1945Lae

Disembarked5/6 Apr 1945Bougainville

1st Anti Tank Regiment

(49 Light Aid Detachment)

Embarked4 May 1940Australia

Disembarked18 Jun 1940UK

Embarked14 Nov 1940UK

Disembarked3 Jan 1941Egypt

29 Mar 1941Maryut

Embarked31 Mar 1941for Greece

18 Jun 1941Syria

13 Dec 1941Syria

30 Jan 1942To Palestine

Embarked13 Mar 1942Towfik

Disembarked10 Apr 1942Colombo

Embarked7 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked29 Jul 1942Australian

Embarked2 Nov 1942Australian

Disembarked10 Nov 1942New Guinea

Embarked29 Oct 1943New Guinea

Disembarked31 Oct 1943Australia

Embarked3 Jan 1945Australia

Disembarked11 Jan 1945New Guinea

Headquarters Royal Australian Engineers 6th Division

Embarked15 Apr 1940Melbourne

Disembarked16 May 1940Kantara

30 Jun 1940Qastina

13 Sep 1940Balvan

19 Dec 1940Libyia

29 Mar 1941Maryet

1 Apr 1941Greece

24 Apr 1941Crete

1 May 1941Hill 69

28 Sep 1941Syria

22 Jan 1942Palestine

Embarked12 Mar 1942Middle East

Disembarked27 Mar 1942Colombo

Embarked7 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked4 Aug 1942Australia

1 Oct 1942To New Guinea

Embarked7 Feb 1943New Guinea

Disembarked9 Feb 1943Cairns

Embarked3 Nov 1944Australia

Disembarked7 Nov 1944New Guinea

2/1st Field Company

Embarked9 Jan 1940Melbourne

Disembarked14 Feb 1940Kantara

1 Mar 1940Quastina

30 Jun 1940Quastina

3 Sep 1940Egypt

27 Mar 1941Greece

25 Apr 1941Crete

27 May 1941Palestine

9 Oct 1941Syria

12 Feb 1942Palestine

Embarked10 Mar 1942Egypt

Disembarked27 Mar 1942Colombo

Embarked7 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked4 Aug 1942Australia

Embarked15 Sep 1942Brisbane

Disembarked24 Sep 1942New Guinea

Embarked8 Sep 1943New Guinea

Disembarked10 Sep 1943Townsville

Embarked24 Nov 1944Townsville

Disembarked29 Nov 1944New Guinea

2/2nd Field Company

Embarked14 Apr 1940Melbourne

Disembarked18 May 1940Kantara

30 Jun 1940Palestine

14 Sep 1940Egypt

6 Dec 1940Libya

29 Mar 1941Maryut

10 Apr 1941Greece

27 Apr 1941Palestine

25 Sep 1941Syria

30 Jan 1942Palestine

Embarked19 Feb 1942Suez

Disembarked28 Mar 1942Australia

28 May 1942NT

15 Apr 1943Adelaide

Embarked19 Nov 1944

Disembarked26 Nov 1944New Guinea

2/8th Field Company

Embarked15 Sep 1940Melbourne

Disembarked12 Oct 1940Kantara

13 Nov 1940Egypt

20 Dec 1940Libya

29 Mar 1941Maryut

12 Apr 1941Greece

29 Apr 1941Crete

30 May 1941Hill 69

14 Oct 1941Syria

12 Feb 1942Palestine

Embarked10 Mar 1942Egypt

Disembarked24 Mar 1942Colombo

Embarked8 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked7 Aug 1942Australian

Embarked8 Oct 1942Australian

Disembarked17 Oct 1942New Guinea

Embarked24 Sep 1943New Guinea

Disembarked27 Oct 1943Australia

Embarked11 Nov 1944Australia

Disembarked16 Nov 1944New Guinea

Detachment 8 Australian Army Troops Company

Embarked 7 Jul 1943Australia

Disembarked14 Jul 1943New Guinea

10 Jul 1945Australia

2/2nd Field Park

(80 Light Aid Detachment)

Embarked 22 Sep 1940Fremantle

Arrived approx14 Oct 1940Quastina

Now 2/22 Field Park16 Nov 1940Egypt

18 Dec 1940Libya

29 Mar 1941Maryut

10 Apr 1941Greece

24 Apr 1941Crete

1 May 1941Palestine

22 Sep 1941Syria

24 Jan 1942Palestine

Embarked12 Mar 1942Egypt

Disembarked28 Mar 1942Colombo

Embarked9 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked7 Aug 1942Australia

Embarked3 Nov 1944Australia

Disembarked7 Nov 1944New Guinea

16th Australian Infantry Brigade

(45 Light Aid Detachment)

Embarked9 Jan 1940Sydney

Disembarked13 Feb 1940Kantara

1 Mar 1940Julis

2 Sep 1940Egypt

12 Dec 1940Libya

18 Mar 1941Greece

16 Anti Tank Company29 Apr 1941Palestine

Formed M E15 Oct 1941Syria

2 Sep 1940Egypt

2 Feb 1942Palestine

1 Sep 1941Palestine

Embarked10 Mar 1942Suez

Disembarked27 Mar 1942Colombo

Embarked8 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked8 Aug 1942Australia

Embarked13 Sep 1942Australia

Disembarked21 Sep 1942New Guinea

Embarked8 Jan 1943New Guinea

Disembarked11 Jan 1943Australia

Embarked10 Dec 1944Australia

Disembarked16 Dec 1944New Guinea

2/1st Infantry Battalion

Embarked9 Jan 1940Sydney

Disembarked13 Feb 1940Kantara

1 Mar 1940Julis

2 Sep 1940Egypt

12 Dec 1940Libya

22 Mar 1941Greece

26 Apr 1941Crete

Surrendered30 May 1941Crete

Remnant of Unit1 Jun 1941Palestine

15 Oct 1941Syria

Embarked10 Mar 1942Suez

Disembarked27 Mar 1942Colombo

Embarked7 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked7 Aug 1942Melbourne

Embarked10 Sep 1942Brisbane

Disembarked21 Sep 1942New Guinea

Embarked8 Jan 1943New Guinea

Disembarked11 Jan 1943Australia

Embarked10 Dec 1944Australia

Disembarked15 Dec 1944New Guinea

2/2nd Infantry Battalion

Embarked9 Jan 1940Sydney

Disembarked13 Feb 1940Kantara

1 May 1940Julis

2 Sep 1940Egypt

13 Dec 1940Libya

18 Mar 1941Greece

25 Apr 1941Crete

2 Jun 1941Palestine

10 Aug 1941Egypt (El Arish)

6 Oct 1941Syria

5 Feb 1942Palestine

Embarked11 Mar 1942Palestine

Disembarked25 Mar 1942Colombo

Embarked7 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked4 Aug 1942Australian

Embarked13 Sep 1942Australian

Disembarked21 Sep 1942New Guinea

Embarked19 Dec 1944Cairns

Disembarked30 Dec 1944New Guinea

2/3rd Infantry Battalion

Embarked9 Oct 1940Sydney

Disembarked13 Feb 1940Kantara

1 Mar 1940Julis

2 Sep 1940Egypt

13 Dec 1941Greece

26 Apr 1941Palestine

18 Jun 1941Syria

6 Feb 1942Palestine

Embarked10 Mar 1942Suez

Disembarked27 Mar 1942Colombo

Embarked8 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked7 Aug 1942Australia

Embarked13 Sep 1942Australia

Disembarked21 Sep 1942New Guinea

Disembarked3 Jan 1943Australian

Embarked21 Dec 1944Australia

Disembarked27 Dec 1944New Guinea

17th Australian Infantry Brigade

(46 Light Aid Detachment)

Embarked14 Apr 1940Australia

Disembarked18 May 1940Kantara

30 Jun 1940Palestine

14 Sep 1940Egypt

19 Dec 1940Libya

19 Mar 1941Greece

28 Apr 1941Palestine

29 Jun 1941Syria

19 Jan 1942Palestine

Embarked10 Mar 1942Palestine

Disembarked21 Mar 1942Colombo

Embarked5 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked4 Aug 1942Australia

Embarked8 Oct 1942Australia

Disembarked17 Oct 1942New Guinea

Embarked13 Sep 1943New Guinea

Disembarked23 Sep 1943Cairns

EmbarkedNov 1944Australia

Disembarked19 Nov 1944New Guinea

2/5th Infantry Battalion

Embarked14 Apr 1940Australia

Disembarked18 May 1940Kantara

30 May 1940Egypt

20 Dec 1940Libya

19 Mar 1941Egypt

21 Mar 1941Greece

26 Apr 1941Syria

25 Jan 1942Palestine

Embarked10 Mar 1942Suez

Disembarked24 Mar 1942Colombo

Embarked11 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked4 Aug 1942Melbourne

Embarked4 Oct 1942Brisbane

Disembarked17 Oct 1942New Guinea

Embarked21 Sep 1943New Guinea

Disembarked23 Sep 1943Cairns

Embarked24 Nov 1944Cairns

Disembarked29 Nov 1944New Guinea

2/6th Infantry Battalion

Embarked14 Apr 1940Australia

Disembarked18 May 1940Kantara

30 Jun 1940Palestine

13 Sep 1940Egypt

18 Dec 1940Libya

10 Mar 1941Greece

29 Apr 1941Crete

30 Apr 1941Palestine

29 Nov 1941Syria

26 Jan 1942Palestine

Embarked10 Mar 1942Suez

Disembarked24 Mar 1942Colombo

Embarked12 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked 4 Aug 1942Melbourne

Embarked13 Oct 1942Australia

Disembarked19 Oct 1942New Guinea

Embarked14 Sep 1943New Guinea

Disembarked23 Sep 1943Cairns

Embarked1 Dec 1944Cairns

Disembarked7 Dec 1944New Guinea

2/7th Infantry Battalion

Embarked15 Apr 1940Australia

Disembarked17 May 1940Palestine

14 Sep 1940Egypt

20 Dec 1940Libya

10 Mar 1941Greece

27 Apr 1941Crete

1 Jun 1941Palestine

21 Oct 1941Syria

Embarked11 Mar 1942Suez

Disembarked28 Mar 1942Colombo

Embarked14 Jul 1942Colombo

Disembarked4 Aug 1942Melbourne

Embarked13 Oct 1942Brisbane

Disembarked20 Oct 1942New Guinea

Embarked10 Dec 1944Cairns

Disembarked16 Dec 1944New Guinea

19th Australian Infantry Brigade

(79 Light Aid Detachment)

Embarked4 May 1940Sydney

Formed in Palestine23 May 1940Kilo 89

Moved12 Nov 1940To Egypt

30 Dec 1940Libya

29 Mar 1941Egypt

31 Mar 1941Greece

1 May 1941Crete

Embarked Crete1 Jun 1941To Palestine

4 Oct 1941Syria

25 Jan 1942Palestine

Embarked19 Feb 1942Suez

Disembarked28 Mar 1942Adelaide

23 May 194260 mile post, NT

31 May 1942Darwin

27 Jun 1943Queensland

Embarked28 Oct 1944Cairns

Disembarked2 Nov 1944New Guinea

2/4th Infantry Battalion

Embarked10 Jan 1940Sydney

Disembarked13 Feb 1940Palestine

1 Mar 1940Palestine

12 Nov 1940Egypt

31 Dec 1940Libya

31 Mar 1941Greece

26 Apr 1941Crete

29 May 1941Palestine

5 Oct 1941Syria

28 Jan 1942Palestine

Embarked19 Feb 1942Suez

Disembarked28 Mar 1942Adelaide

4 Sep 1942NT

Embarked13 Sep 1943Darwin

Disembarked8 Jun 1943Brisbane

Embarked20 Oct 1944Australia

Disembarked 1 Nov 1944New Guinea

2/8th Infantry Battalion

Embarked14 Apr 1940Melbourne

Disembarked19 May 1940Kantara

12 Nov 1940Egypt

31 Dec 1940Libya

9 Mar 1941Egypt

29 Mar 1941Greece

26 Apr 1941Crete

Embarked from Crete1 Jun 1941To Palestine

5 Oct 1941Syria

27 Jan 1942Palestine

Embarked20 Feb 1942Port Sudan

Disembarked29 Mar 1942Adelaide

29 May 1942To NT

29 Jun 1943Queensland

Embarked7 Nov 1944Queensland

Disembarked12 Nov 1944New Guinea

2/11th Infantry Battalion

Embarked20 Apr 1940Australia

Disembarked19 May 1940Kantara

30 Jun 1940Palestine

23 Nov 1940Egypt

31 Dec 1940Libya

26 Mar 1941Greece

23 Apr 1941Crete

Remnants of UnitPalestine

13 Oct 1941Syria

23 Jan 1942Palestine

Embarked16 Feb 1942Suez

Disembarked16 Mar 1942Adelaide

To18 Apr 1943

Embarked5 Nov 1944Townsville

Disembarked13 Nov 1944New Guinea