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Item title: Enlistment and service records for Gunma recruits to the 2nd Coy
Title (romaji): Heishinjô meisaibô, Gunma ken shusshin no nyûei genyakuhei, Dai 2 Chûtai
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 1/2/500304)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: ATIS material registered as B documents
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 1/2/500304
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 1/2/- Items registered by ATIS as "B" documents
Item: 1/2/500304
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 book, approx. 500 pages handwritten mimeographed copy with entries in ink
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Service record
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): ?/6/1941
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:2nd Coy
Tôbu 38th Unit
Languages: Japanese
Area:Finschhafen [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Finschhafen Area]
Content: This item is a collection of examination records and progress reports for a company of soldiers from Gunma Prefecture recruited by the Imperial Army during 1941, and examined in Tokyo. Each report provides detailed personal information on the soldier in question, including his home address, immediate family connections, social background, and any pre-recruitment education or profession. It also includes medical information and any previous ailments (especially tuberculosis) suffered by the recruit. While all the soldiers were initially recruited as infantrymen and drafted into the 38th "Tôbu" Unit, there is also a space on the report to record the soldier's preferences regarding his future military career, stamped by the examiner in red ink (for example, "Infantry," "Aviation," "Field," "Engineering," etc.). Many of the reports contain a photograph of the recruit in uniform, and some of them include sections for evaluation of the soldier's subsequent progress, with marks given for activities such as educational studies, target practice, physical training and marching drill. Examiners' names for this group of recruits include TAKAI, KOGUCHI, NOZAKI and MISHIMA. This item was captured at Finschhafen, probably in 1944.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Enlistment and service records for Gunma recruits to the 2nd Coy
ATIS number: 500304
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: 2nd Coy
Tôbu 38th Unit
Japanese unit names (romaji):Dai 2 Chûtai; Tôbu Dai 38 Tai
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Finschhafen
Date of acquisition:
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