A request has come in which I’m most happy to pass on. Good luck with your research Tony Wege and I look forward to reading your book.
2/4th RESERVE MOTOR TRANSPORT COMPANY
Is there anyone in Victoria, SA and WA who has any connection with the 2/AIF unit, the 2/4th Reserve Motor Transport Company?
This unit served in Malaya and Singapore from April 1941 until the fall of Singapore. Then most of its members became PoWs (Prisoners of War). Some returned to Australia.
I am researching and writing the unit’s history. It was raised in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia in the period late February and March 1941. The whole unit left Fremantle on the 19th April 1941 for Singapore.
I am anxious to talk with anyone who has a connection with any member of the unit.
I can be contacted on 08 85622257 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If anyone would care to write, please send your letter to Tony Wege. PO Box 408 Nuriootpa SA 5355
Thankyou to the Australian War Memorial for the photo of surviving 2/4th Reserve Motor Transport Company PoWs returning to Australia….
Something rather strange, and amazing, is happening in my life right now. Sadly since mum’s death, a couple of years ago, I’ve become alienated from my three siblings and some of their children, for reasons which are too complex to even think about… nor would I discuss such private matters publicly.
However, it seems that maybe this was meant to be because the vacuum created has been filled with an endless flow of “cousins” from all corners of the earth. Some are living just “down the track”, others in nearby Australian states after emigrating from Britain… the “mother country”. Then there are my amazing Canadian cousins who hail from different/ similar parts of the family tree. Am still waiting to hear from Keith, in London, as to where he fits into our family.
Then there are the connections with my former husband’s cousins who are “blood” rellies of my own dear children/ grandchildren. Not to mention communication with my much loved deceased sister-in-law’s cousin and re-connecting their children who were childhood friends but have lost contact over time…
It’s such a joy and my life is enriched beyond measure. The best of all has to be the happiness which much of my research has brought to others re: the replacing of family myths with well researched and verifiable information. e.g. The story about the only son of my Great Great Grandmother Susan has become a bit mis-construed over the years and he is a man to be truly honoured which I wrote about HERE and has now been passed onto his descendants.
… and so it continues.
Next on my Agenda MUST be clarifying the story as to why my dad was initially charged with “attempted murder” and then incarcerated in an “Insane Asylum”. It was horrifying to hear of how this truly tragic period in my dad’s life has been mis-construed and this false/ biased information had been passed onto some of his descendants.
Cousins cousins everywhere… what a joy!!! Thanks for your love, sharing and continuing support as we work together to reconstruct our shattered families.
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