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Item title: Service record & notification of illness for 1st Class Pte KAWAGUCHI Shôhei
Title (romaji): Ittôhei Kawaguchi Shôhei Jijitsu Shômeisho
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 bundle, approx. 23 handwritten mimeographed pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document, Service record
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 12/10/1941
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:41st Division 238th Infantry Regt Infantry Gun Det
Names: KAWAUCHI Shôhei, 1st Class Pte; SUGIOKA, Capt; NITAMIZU, 2nd Lt
Languages: Japanese
Area:Yangcheng [China–Hong Kong, Shanxi]
Yuanqu [China–Hong Kong, Shanxi]
Finschhafen [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Finschhafen Area]
Content: This item consists of multiple copies of a certificate of service and illness issued on 12/10/1941 for 1st Class Private KAWAGUCHI Shôhei, who was attached to the Infantry Gun Detachment of the 41st Division 238th Infantry Regiment. They are wrapped in a mimeographed sheet giving instructions concerning the proper execution of sentry duties. The certificate records details of Pte KAWAGUCHI'S military service, beginning with his induction into the 238th Infantry Regiment in December 1940, his training period in the Yangcheng district of Shanxi Province, China, and his duties as a guard soldier in Yuanqu (Shanxi Province, China). Although the copies and the sentry instruction sheet are bundled inside a paper folder marked "Service Record for Deceased Soldiers," the certificate for Private KAWAGUCHI does not actually record his death; only his admission to an army hospital on 03/10/1941, suffering from dysentery. This item is part of a folder of various materials relating to soldier from the 238th Infantry Regiment. It was captured at Finschhafen in April 1944.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Service record & notification of illness for 1st Class Pte KAWAGUCHI Shôhei
ATIS number: 1/2/500042
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names: KAWAUCHI Shôhei, 1st Class Pte; SUGIOKA, Capt; NITAMIZU, 2nd Lt
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 10:05:26 AM
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