Royal Australian Regiment - 2nd Battalion


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Entry: 96237
Subject: 2 RAR MUSEUM CURATOR

Jason Harrison wrote on August 24, 2018


City and State: DOUGLAS

Unit: SECOND BATTALION, THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT (2

Service or Relationship: Army

Comments: I am the 2 RAR Museum curator and work on Lavarack Barracks in Townsville and would like and family or friend or ex members of 2 RAR to contact me

Keywords: 2 RAR Second Battalion Royal Australian Regiment



Entry: 89404
Subject: COLIN KEITH AWEGE

Josie McGrath wrote on July 28, 2014


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: From Australia: My father served in Korea. I have a lot of photos that he took. I am interested in finding people (or families) who may have served with him.

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Entry: 69815
Subject: NAME MISSING FROM HONOUR ROLL .SAM WITJAS

Eric Witjas wrote on April 10, 2009


City and State:

Unit: 2ND BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Can anyone help me ... My father has just passed away but before he died I got his life story on tape .. he has many medals but no korean medal ... Dad said he served with 2nd battalion in aprox march 1950 . but there is no record .... Dad was in the army 30 years and is no lier .. Does anyone know of a SAM WITJAS that served in 2nd battalion in royal Australian Regiment in korea ... thank you .. Eric Witjas

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Entry: 60908
Subject: MIA KOREA MAY 28TH 1953 CORPORAL JOHN BERKELEY ASHE.

Robert Ashe wrote on May 7, 2007


City and State: VI

Unit: HIS UNIT D COMPANY 2ND RAR

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: features in new book published in April 2007. "Ernie Goes to War". A story not of war but of a young innocent man who should not have gone but recklessly became disabled in an honourable rescue attempt to save or recover the body of a man he hardly knew but was a mate! He has never come to terms with his failure to rescue a friend and visits Korea constantly laying wreaths on behalf of MIA's family and friends..

Keywords: 2 RAR Australian Regiment D company, Mia May 28th 1953



Entry: 49867
Subject: CPL.JOHN BERKELEY ASHE MIA 28TH MAY 1953

Robert Ashe wrote on March 30, 2005


City and State: MOUNT WAVERLEY

Unit: 2RAR.ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT. D COMP

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: John was wounded 3 times when caught in a mine field while under attach by large number of enemy soldiers. @ wounds sustained and continued to look after other member of 3 man patrol. Third wound likely fatal maybe mortar or dropped grenade. Body never recovered reported |MIA


I was searching for a small publication entitled Ernie goes to War, By Ernie Holden .

Keywords: Cpl.John Berkeley Ashe MIA 28th May 1953
Entered into conflict in April. Regular soldier.
Our sister was the first Australian War bride to have twins in Us after WW11. Now Dcd her family lives in New Jersey.



Entry: 38409
Subject: 1953-54

Allen Riches wrote on November 16, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: GEELONG VICTORIA

Unit: 2ND BATTALION ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served in Korea 1953 -1954 and at the time of the cease fire was stationed on a position on the front line called the Hook and I would like to contact any one in the same area at the same time.
We in Australia do realise that Freedom is not Free.

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