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Item title: Records of meretorious service
Title (romaji): Kôseki Meibo
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 1/2/500042)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: ATIS material registered as B documents
AJRP folder: Reports and service records from the 238th Regt
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 1/2/500042
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 1/2/- Items registered by ATIS as "B" documents
Item: 1/2/500042
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 book, approx. 25 pages with entries in ink and pencil
Access: Open subject to permission
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document, Service record
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 18/01/1943 to 25/05/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:41st Division 238th Infantry Regt Infantry Gun Det
Names: NAKANISHI, Lt; MORINAKA, Superior Pte; SUZUKI, Pte
Languages: Japanese
Area:Finschhafen [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Finschhafen Area]
Content: This item appears to be a record of comments from January to May 1943, relating to the service of soldiers from the 238th regiment Infantry Gun Detachment. Its pages are divided into sections for entering information about the soldiers' conduct, and also information about family circumstances affecting performance/attitude. One page for example, mentions the "particularly unsatisfactory attitude" of a Private Suzuki, and favourable comments about other soldiers are discernible in other parts of the manuscript, but in general this item is too damaged to yield much information. It is part of a folder of various materials concerning soldiers from the 238th Infantry Regiment, and was captured at Finschhafen in April 1944.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Records of meretorious service
ATIS number: 500042
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names: NAKANISHI, Lt; MORINAKA, Superior Pte; SUZUKI, Pte
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: 41st Division 238th Infantry Regt Infantry Gun Det
Japanese unit names (romaji):Dai 41 Shidan Hohei Dai 238 Rentai Hohei Hôtai
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Finschhafen
Date of acquisition: 04/16/1944
Other information
Last modified:03/05/2009 10:07:57 AM
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