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Item title: Personal Records from the Ikui Unit, 1943
Title (romaji): Shinjô meisaisho, Ikui Tai
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 1/2/500050)
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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:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 1/2/500050
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 1/2/- Items registered by ATIS as "B" documents
Item: 1/2/500050
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 book, approx. 400 mimeographed pages with entries in ink and carbon copy
Access: Open subject to condition
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document, Personnel list
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 01/01/1943 to 30/12/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Ikui Unit
112th Line of Communication Hospital
Languages: Japanese
Area:Ibaraki Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Hansa Bay [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Wewak–Madang Area]
Content: This item is a collection of about 200 personnel files from 1943, for soldiers belonging to the Ikui Unit. Each file consists of a double-sided printed form, of which the first half is given to comprehensive personal information about the soldier in question. Details are requested regarding the soldier's family, marital status, place of origin (nearly all of the soldiers mentioned are from Ibaraki Prefecture), education, pre-recruitment occupation, genetic or acquired medical conditions, criminal record, religion, hobbies and interests, etc. On this page, the soldier is also asked for information regarding his own "hopes for the future," although most have left this space blank. On the back of the form, space is provided for details relating to the soldier's military career, including marks or grades achieved during training for activities such as target practice, drill, military studies and other duties. There is also a section requesting comment from a superior officer on aspects of the soldier's personal situation which could affect his military service and thus require "special attention," such as mental or other illness, "incorrect thoughts," attitude problems, or family problems. In every case however, the second page has not been filled in, although in one or two cases, the death of the soldier is noted in a section headed "details of post-recruitment career." This item was captured at Hansa Bay in July 1944.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Personal Records from the Ikui Unit, 1943
ATIS number: 500050
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: Ikui Unit
112th Line of Communication Hospital
Japanese unit names (romaji):Ikui Tai
Dai 112 Heitan Byôin
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Hansa Bay
Date of acquisition: 07/10/1944
Other information
Last modified:03/05/2009 10:08:01 AM
Source:AJRP staff

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