CAMP YERONGA,
YERONGA PARK, BRISBANE, QLD
DURING WW2

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visits since 3 July 2002

 

The entrance to Camp Yeronga in July 2002

 

MAY 1944 BRISBANE MILITARY TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

BASE SECTION 3

HEADQUARTERS COMPANY ((Yeronga Park)

Commanding Officer:
    Lt. Reed, G.S.    JLX 412
Administration:
    Orderly Room    JLX 412, 487
    1st Sergeant    JLX 412
Supply Officer:
    Lt. Crombie, J.C.    JLX 412
Base Section Band:
    Bandmaster:
        W/O. Webb, R.F.    JLX 487
Dispensary:
    Medical Officer:
        Capt. Hyman, S.J.    JLX 637

MILITARY POLICE:

799th M.P. Bn.
    Company "A" (Yeronga Park)
        Commanding Officer:
            Capt. Kane, E.J.    JLX 348
    Company "B" (Yeronga Park)
        Commanding Officer:
            Capt. Bell, S.M.    JLX 639

Detachment 3 of the 832nd Signal Service Company, Signal Section, USASOS, were initially billeted in an old orphan's home in Brisbane. They then moved to Camp Moorooka on the southern side of Brisbane where they lived in tents. They then moved to Camp Yeronga and lived in some small huts made of white or grey mineral siding (3 men to a hut) and finally, they moved Camp Victoria Park not far from the central city area of Brisbane.


Photo: Ken Osterberg

Ken Osterberg on the right in front of the small huts at Camp Yeronga

Beryl Sivell told me that her boyfriend during WW2, Harold Tichman was a bodyguard for Mrs. MacArthur and her son Arthur. Harold had been camped at Yeronga Park for a while and then stayed at Lennon's Hotel. He accompanied Mrs. MacArthur and her son back to the States.

Corporal G.E. Boileau (14063483), who worked at the top secret Hemmant Transmitting Station, was living at Camp Yeronga in about July 1945.

 

Pass for Corporal G.E. Boileau (14063483) to access the Hemmant Transmitting Station

 

Corporal G.E. Boileau was living at Camp Yeronga

 

campyeronga05.jpg (53564 bytes) Plaque on the front gate to Camp Yeronga
campyeronga01.jpg (45988 bytes) A memorial inside Yeronga Park
campyeronga02.jpg (75177 bytes) Plaque on a rock near the above memorial
campyeronga03.jpg (55297 bytes) The Ipswich Road gates into Yeronga Park
campyeronga06.jpg (55826 bytes) Is this the last remaining building on site from the original Camp Yeronga? It is located in a corner of Yeronga Park not far from the front gate

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Beryl Sivell for her assistance with this home page.

I'd like to thank Ken Osterberg Detachment 3 of the 832nd Signal Service Company for his assistance with this home page.

I'd like to thank George E. Boileau, Jr. of Gilbert, Arizona USA, for his assistance with this web page. His father George Edward Boileau, Sr. worked at Hemmant Transmitting Station during WW2 and lived at Camp Yeronga.

 

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