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Roll of Honour, Commanding Officers, Officers and Men.

Roll of Honour

2/8th Australian Field Regiment and attached troops.

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Name Rank Number Reason Theatre Date of Death
Brett J.W. Capt. TX2062 Died on active service Australia 6 Oct 1943
Browne C.P. Gnr. VX37041 Killed in action Middle East 10 Jul 1942
Caville L.G. Gnr. TX4469 Killed in action Middle East 17 Jul 1942
Condick J.W. L/Bdr. VX53514 Died of wounds Borneo 10 Jun 1945
Crisp T.J. Bdr. TX2753 Killed in action Middle East 22 Jul 1942
Davey R.P. Gnr. VX17245 Killed in action Middle East 14 Aug 1941
Day L.A. Gnr. VX18530 Died on Active Service Australia 25 Dec 1943
England W.H. Gnr. VX53227 Died on Active Service Middle East 12 Jan 1942
Eiszele T.J. Gnr. TX8234 Died on Active Service Papua New Guinea 18 Sep 1945
Fiddler W.B. Gnr. VX37089 Died of wounds Middle East 20 Jul 1942
Griffiths D.L. Bdr. VX14872 Killed in action Middle East 14 Jul 1942
Gunton W.A.L. Gnr. VX30276 Killed in action Middle East 30 Oct 1942
Hall J. Gnr. TX3046 Killed in action Borneo 13 Jun 1945
Homan S.M. Gnr. TX1948 Died on Active Service Middle East 22 Mar 1942
Hope A.L. Gnr. TX4533 Died on Active Service Australia 25 Jan 1945
Hudson F. Gnr. TX1468 Died on Active Service Middle East 26 Sep 1941
Jackson A.C. Gnr. TX5396 Died of wounds Middle East 1 Sep 1942
Kestles H.A.J. Gnr. TX3095 Died on Active Service Middle East 26 Sep 1941
Major S. Gnr. VX53797 Killed in action Middle East 10 Jul 1942
Marsden A.N. Gnr. TX3167 Died on Active Service Australia 2 Nov 1940
Marsden E. Gnr. TX3166 Died on Active Service Australia 2 Nov 1940
Moore S.G. L/Bdr. VX16270 Killed in action Borneo 28 Jun 1945
Mountjoy R. Gnr. VX18576 Died of wounds Middle East 10 Jul 1942
Norris R.A. Gnr. TX1960 Killed in action Middle East 16 Sep 1942
Rogers P.K. L/Bdr. TX2588 Died of wounds Middle East 17 Jul 1942
Rothery N.A.J. Gnr. TX2257 Died on Active Service Australia 15 Oct 1940
Ryan J. Gnr. VX14716 Killed in action Middle East 10 Jul 1942
Sheehan W.E. L/Sgt. VX16936 Died of wounds Middle East 20 Jul 1942
Spence D.E.J. Sigmn. NX55577 Killed in action Middle East 31 Aug 1942
Spry H.W. Capt. VX14362 Killed in action Borneo 2 Jul 1945
Trewin G.W. Gnr. VX28727 Died of wounds Borneo 29 Jun 1945
Williams F. Sigmn. NX26879 Killed in action Middle East 31 Aug 1942
Wilson A.T.R. L/Sgt. TX3540 Killed in action Middle East 10 Jul 1942
Wragge S.M. Gnr.

VX51805

(VX33592)

Died of wounds Australia 30 Oct 1944

Reference : Unit history p11; some details AWM website; entry for Eiszele's Reason and Theatre amended; Wragge added; 2010 Mar 05 - entry for Byron K. VX17130 removed. This was Keith "Wooma" Byron who died 1981; 2010 Apr 19 - Wilson's Date of Death changed to 10Jul1942 from 16Jul1942.

Commanding Officers

1. Lt/Col. Alan Percy CRISP, D.S.O., V.D. TX2068.

Lt/Col. Alan Percy CRISP. TX2068

He was born on 23 December 1889 at Hobart, Tasmania.

"Lt/Col CRISP was first commissioned as an Officer of Australian Military Forces in 1908, serving with a Field Artillery unit in Tasmania until joining the 1st. AIF as a Lieut. on the 18th August 1914. He served with great distinction from 1914 to 1919 with Divisional Artillery being thrice mentioned in despatches, being awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the French Croix de Guerre.

On return to Australia he resumed duty with his old Militia unit, gained his promotion to Lt/Col. and commanded the 6th Field Brigade of Artillery for 4 years.

Shortly after the outbreak of this war, Lt/Col. CRISP was again appointed Comdr. of the 6th Field Brigade and in 1940 embarked for the Middle East in Comd. of the 2/8th Field Regt."

He was discharged on 8 January 1946.

2. Lt/Col. Walter Noel TINSLEY. NX372.

Lt/Col. Walter Noel TINSLEY. NX372


3. Lt/Col. Roy Luttrell JOHNSTON. VX173.

Lt/Col. RL JOHNSTON. VX173 He was born on 9 February 1900 at Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 6 November 1939 at Caulfield, Victoria. He was discharged on 6 November 1945.


Officers

Information on over 100 officers.

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Men

Information on many men who served in the Regiment.

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