CAMP PELL, MELBOURNE
FORMERLY CAMP ROYAL PARK
DURING WW2

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visits since 7 August 2000

 

During World War 2 there was a large military camp in Melbourne called Camp Pell. It was initially known as Camp Royal Park but was renamed to Camp Pell in honour of Major Floyd Pell of the 33rd Pursuit Squadron USAAC.

Camp Pell was located in Royal Park in the suburb of Parkville in Melbourne. The original gate guard shelters are still there, but the site is now covered with netball/basketball facilities and the new hockey stadium which will be used for the 2006 Commonwealth games.

Eddie Leonski, the infamous "Brownout Strangler" was living at Camp Pell at the time of his terrible crimes.

The 43rd Engineer General Services Regiment landed in Melbourne on the 26 February 1942 and camped at Royal Park.  After a few days their task was to unload war materials ships because the Australian wharfies were on strike.  The 1st Battalion of the 43rd Regiment left Royal Park on 19 March 1942, the day that General Douglas MacArthur arrived in Melbourne after escaping the Philippines.

Task Force 6814, of the US Army arrived in in Melbourne in a convoy of ships on 27 February 1942. The troops were unloaded and dispersed to five major areas:-

On 23 March 1942, advance elements of the 19th Bomb Group (less the 14 Reconnaissance Squadron which was based in Townsville) moved out of Camp Royal Park (later Camp Pell) for the dispersal base at Cloncurry, in Queensland.

One Operating Platoon (45 men) of the 121st Signal Radio Intelligence Company arrived in Melbourne on 10 April 1942. They set up camp at Camp Pell where they trained in intercept and direction finding operations until 6 June 1942. On 19 May 1942, the Platoon was redesignated and became the First Operating Platoon, 126th Signal Radio Intelligence Company. The Platoon moved to Mount Macedon in Victoria on 6 June 1942. 

The 17th Station Hospital, US Army, disembarked at Melbourne on 4 June 1942. They erected their tents at Camp Pell. It was wet and cold and mess facilities were poorly organised.

After the second world war, the Victorian Housing Commission used the "army huts as transit camps". They were frequently being used to accommodate families who had been evicted by the Commission's slum reclamation program. Camp Pell gained a degree of notoriety, with some residents being classed as incorrigible, but communal facilities were scarcely uplifting.

Building 33A used for housing after WW2
(Photo via Margaret McKay)

 


 

The following order shows the relocation of personnel from Northam in Western Australia to Camp Royal Park (later called Camp Pell) in Melbourne.

 

 

HEADQUARTERS U S ARMY
BASE SECTION 6
PERTH WEST AUSTRALIA
 
11 March 1942
Special Orders)
Number         7)                                          E X T R A C T

            1.  Each of the following named officers now stationed at Northam, W. A., will proceed by first available commercial aircraft to Melbourne, Victoria., reporting upon arrival to the Commanding General for assignment and duty:

            Major James Connally, (ASN unknown)
            Captain J. H. M. Smith, (ASN unknown)
            Captain Ray W. McDuffee, (ASN unknown)

            The Quartermaster will furnish the necessary transportation.  The travel directed is necessary in the military service.  A per diem at the flat rate of six dollars ($6.00) per day is authorized while traveling. FD 4109 P 1-01, 1-06, 1-07, 1-13 A 0200-2.

2.      Paragraph 2, Special Order No 7, this headquarters is amended to read as follows:

            ACM of the following named officers, Headquarters Detachment, USFNEI, now stationed at Northham W.A., will proceed without delay to Melbourne, Victoria, reporting upon arrival to the Commanding General thereof for permanent assignment and duty.

Major Merle A. Sparens, )-246627, FA.
Major edgar Y. sanguinent, 0-298525, FA.
Major Luther E. Patterson, Jr., )-269810, FA.
Major Waterhouse, 0-888031, Specl Res (Engr)
Captain James Pros Jr., 0-322415, FA
Captain Edwin H. Robinson, 0-888002, Specl Res (Engr)
Captain D. F. Jackson, 0-888027, Spec Res (Engr)
Captain A. P. Helm, 0-888024, Specl Res (Engr)
Captain Stewart Bevan, 0-888003, Specl Res (Engr)
Captain J. D. Ross, 0-888030, Specl Res (Engr)
1st Lt Stuart B. Avery, 0-294176, FA
1st Lt Melvin M. Vuksich, 0-367837, FA
1st Lt Aaron Gensberg, 0-307345, FA
1st Lt Raymond Meisel, 0-412837, FA
1st Lt Joseph C. Baudoin, 0-412837, FA
1st Lt W. A. Ross, 0-337225, Inf
1st Lt Enoch G. Jones, 0-368362, Signal Corps
1st Lt Warren A. Alexander, 0-888016, Specl Res (Radio)
1st Lt J. L. Hunt, 0-888026, Specl Res (Engr)
1st Lt Richard J. Hopper, 0-888008,
W/O   Raoph Morgan, (ASN unknown), Finance
1st Lt J. B. Duty, 0-888016, Specl Res (Egnr)

            The Quartermaster will furnish the necessary transportation.  The travel directed is necessary in the military service.  A per diem at the flat rate of six dollars ($6.00) per day is authorized while traveling. FD 4109 P 1-01, 1-06, 1-07, 1-13 A 0200-2.

            3. The following named officers of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron FEAF, now on temporary duty at Northam, W. A., will proceed by first available rail transportation to Camp Royal Park, Melbourne, Victoria., reporting upon arrival to the Commanding General for assignment and duty:

Major Charles T. Clark, 0-298676
Major Hugh E. Thompson, 0-888013
Major E. N. Adler, 0-888020
Major H. H. Holtzmann, 0-unkn
Capt. Wilbur G. Fender, 0-888022
Capt. Walter E. Thomas,  0-888025
Capt. Phillip C. Young, 0-888014
Capt. Lawrence B. Brown, 0-888019
Capt. Stanford J. Randall, 0-314013
Capt. R. E. Thampson, 0-888023
Capt. James E. Crane, )-381488
Capt. Christian W. Bruns, 0-888001
1st Lt. John N. Gardner, 0-353056
1st Lt. Louis Janos, 0-340311
1st Lt. Carrol A. Peabody, 0-394198
1st Lt. Francis R. Feeney, 0-22614?
1st Lt. Harlan R. Emerson, 0-36605
1st Lt. Metz Ferris, 0-unkn
1st Lt. Ovid Rose, 0-334527
1st Lt. K. K. Kennedy, 0-888012
1st Lt. Daniels Egan, 0-888009
1st Lt. W. E. Van Akin, 0-414096
1st Lt. Robert M. Thompson, 0-427374
2nd Lt. Charles F. Franklin, 0-397380
2nd Lt. John W. Hanson, 0-434002
2nd Lt. William W. Berry, 0-433999
2nd Lt. Talmadge E. Walker, 0-430638
2nd Lt. Harry P. Farry, 0-430579
2nd Lt. Clyde E. Spinks, 0-451537
2nd Lt. Widson H. Stewart, 0-405378
2nd Lt. James McDowell, 0-450391
2nd Lt. Josephe Heitt, 0-412834
2nd Lt. George L. McGruder, 0-unkn
2nd Lt. H. A. Gross, 0-unkn
2nd Lt. George K. Phinney, 0-450101

            The Quartermaster will furnish the necessary transportation.  The travel directed is necessary in the military service.  A per diem at the flat rate of six dollars ($6.00) per day is authorized while traveling. FD 4109 P 1-01, 1-06, 1-07, 1-13 A 0200-2.

            4. The following named enlisted men of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron FEAF, now on temporary duty at Northam, W. A., will proceed without delay by first available rail transportation to Camp Royal Park, Melbourne, Victoria., reporting upon arrival to the Commanding General for duty:

            M/Sgt. William F. Robinson, 6895537
            T/Sgt. William C. Brennan, 6872249
            T/Sgt. Austin P. Preuss, ASN unkn
            S/Sgt. John s. Gilamore, 6153112
            Sgt. Walter G. Harris, 39154214
            Sgt. Willard A. Heath, 39302987
            Sgt. Richard L. Ormsby, 39009682
            Sgt Ray B Orner Jr., 6578587
            Sgt. Harold V. Stewart, 39155410
            Cpl. Bert V. Brown, 38050796
            Cpl. Roger S. Maudlin, 2813610
            Cpl. Artus E. Ronk, 39078681
            Pfc. Doyle R. Blacketer, 39081525
            Pfc. Robert H. Dalzell, 39230515
            Pfc. George J. Davich, 36155099
            Pfc. Philip Giadone, 39005299
            Pfc. William L. Halliwell Jr., 39230464
            Pfc. Arthur M. Holdsworth, 370599968
            Pfc. Dale E. Huffman, 5678404
            Pfc. Darrell E. Kale, 39078581
            Pfc. Charles A. Lien, 6578975
            Pfc. Chester P. Palinski, 36205123
            Pfc. Stacey H. Rash, 3938842
            Pfc. John F. Reichemuth, 39078298
            Pfc. Santiago J. Salsberryy, 39005364
            Pfc. John A. Smith, ASN unkn
            Pfc. Edwin J. Stevens, 36153281
            Pfc. Frank E. Toboasa, 39161595
            Pfc. Claude L. Terrill, 37037648
            Pfc. Anton f. Vogel, 11007913
            Pfc. J. W. Ward, 14033839
            Pfc. Samuels Montione, 32134850
            Pvt. Robert L. Doherty, 39004182
            Pvt. Ross L. Durnal, 39229312
            Pvt. Charles O. Long, 6954068
            Pvt. Paul W. Panicacci, 39004454
            Pvt. Haskell O. Pennington, 39005453
            Pvt. Harold H. Zelac, 36004134
            Pvt Leroy R. Rennie, 17024058

            RAAF:

  AC1  Halley, 23842
  ___,  H. J. Howffman, 9230
  AC1  Sheleuter, 35945
  AC1  Sheppard, 23714
  AC1  Talfer,  13734
  AC1, Williams, 35949

            The Quartermaster will furnish the necessary transportation.  The travel directed is necessary in the military service.

It being impractical for the government to furnish cooking facilities for rations, the Finance Department will pay in advance the monetary allowances in lieu thereof as prescribed in par 2a, Table II, AR 35-4520, as amended by War Department Circular No. 111, 1941, at the rate of three dollars ($3.00) each day for (45) men for two and one third days (2 1/3 ). FD 4109 P 1-01, 1-06, 1-07, 1-13 A 0200-2.

            5. The following named officers of the 19th Bombardment Group, now on temporary duty at Northam, W. A., will proceed without delay by first available rail transportation to Camp Royal Park, Melbourne, Victoria., and upon arrival will report to the Commanding General thereof for duty:

            Maj. Connally, Air Corps, 0-unkn
            Maj. Robinson, L. E. Med. Corps, 0-279414
            Capt. Smith, Air Corps,  0-unkn
            1st Lt. Watson, Air Corps, 0-unkn
            1st Lt. Grismore, Air Corps, 0-unkn
            1st Lt. Cobb, J. O., 0-392753
            1st Lt. Croxton, Warner W., 0-21957
            1st Lt. Strong, William D., 0-383749
            1st Lt. Moselly, Cutherbert L., 0-377814
            1st Lt. Williams, Robert L., 0-23070
            1st Lt. Raling, William M, 0-398588
            2nd Lt. Nyblade, W. H., 0-420395
            2nd Lt. Hildreth, Howard W. 0-412737
            2nd Lt. Burleson, Robert B., 0-412726
            2nd Lt. Wood, Richard M., 0-unkn
            2nd Lt. Miller, ___,, 0-unkn
            2nd Lt. Work, Byron R., 0-unkn
            2nd Lt. Bean, Joe M., 0-426865
            2nd Lt. Wilks, R. A., 0-433312
            2nd Lt. Perkins, Hohn W., 0-412837
            2nd Lt. Worley, Russel L., 0-unkn
            2nd Lt. Zatake, Frank W., 0-unkn
            2nd Lt. Penny, Harold F., 0-unkn
            2nd Lt. Balzanelli, Joseph, 0-unkn
            2nd Lt. Ambroseius, William H., 0-417923
            2nd Lt. Donahue, James C., 0-426200
            2nd Lt. Nanney, Stancill M., 0-425408
            2nd Lt. Brown, Elton D., 0-418657
            2nd Lt. Grant, Jin S., 0-419265
            2nd Lt. Hartwell, John R., 0-402040
            2nd Lt. Riola, Johnnie, 0-unkn
            2nd Lt. Weinberg, Gordon, 0-unkn
            2nd Lt. Dietch, William A., 0-433137
            2nd Lt. McAdams, Marvin M., 0-430573
            2nd Lt. Sigman, Leslie B., 0-430625
            2nd Lt. DeShazo, Alexander D., 0-430599
            2nd Lt. Eckley, Paul W., 0-430574
            2nd Lt. Woods, Merle C., 0-430648

            The Quartermaster will furnish the necessary transportation.  The travel directed is necessary in the military service.  A per diem at the flat rate of six dollars ($6.00) per day is authorized while traveling. FD 4109 P 1-01, 1-06, 1-07, 1-13 A 0200-2.

            6. The following named enlisted men of the 19th Bombardment Group, now on temporary duty at Northam, W. A., will proceed without delay by first available rail transportation to Camp Royal Park, Melbourne, Victoria., reporting upon arrival to the Commanding General for duty:

            M/Sgt. Doucet, Adolph, 6229636
            M/Sgt. Fleming, John O., 6537402
            M/Sgt. Holub, Anthony,  5641498
            M/Sgt. Hunlen, Charles L.  R-94744
            M/Sgt. Lande, Raymoind C., 6526355
            M/Sgt. Henderson, Richard C., 6551252
            M/Sgt. Laza, Joseph C., 6207242
            M/Sgt. Newman, George V., 6074224
            M/Sgt. Olsen, Richard, 6047089
            M/Sgt. Small, Ballard B., R-326531
            M/Sgt. Uliano, Louis, 6117452
            M/Sgt. Wupperfeld, John A., R-1006838
            T/Sgt. Carleson, Lewis H., 6802201
            T/Sgt. Geckeler, John M., 6841627
            T/Sgt. Kelsey, Ale, 6693386
            T/Sgt. Oian, Edwin, 6531434
            T/Sgt. Peel, Robert,  6265599
            T/Sgt. Secrest Fred D., 6647199
            T/Sgt. Shook, Peter E., 6658245
            S/Sgt. Baierl, Henry S., 6524288
            S/Sgt. Benham, Frank A., 6247415
            S/Sgt. Cooksey, John S., 560214
            S/Sgt. Brown, Russell D., 6911499
            S/Sgt. Cramer, Don, 69113112
            S/Sgt. Faulkinbury, James F., 6555933
            S/Sgt. Furnald, Raymond W.,  6556239
            S/Sgt. Marvel, Conrad A., 6258427
            S/Sgt. Nock, Glenn N., 6653543
            S/Sgt. McIntyre, Robert G., 6824434
            S/Sgt. Pack, Howard, 6264846
            S/Sgt. Ranaldi, Patsy, 6076539
            S/Sgt. Richarson, Arthur L., 6429694
            S/Sgt. Rose, Elton J. , 6241916
            S/Sgt. Jones, Clovis O., 6849776
            S/Sgt. Wallach, John A., 6191198
            Sgt. Ambrose, Vernon L. 19000145
            Sgt. Casey, Edmund,  6142735
            Sgt. Christiansen, Earl R., 6936238
            Sgt. Clark, William E., 6574182
            Sgt. Craig, Dennis, 6152544
            Sgt. Diehl, John L. Jr., 6946513
            Sgt. Douglas, Jack W., 6580266
            Sgt. Dvorack, George J., 6912750
            Sgt. Gardner, Dawson H., 6285810
            Sgt. Groelz, Clinton W., 6581250
            Sgt. Gulyas, Joseph,  6978803
            Sgt. Hartzell, James H. , 7021115
            Sgt. Huston, LeRoy M.,  6953543
            Sgt. Lamb, John R. , 6916221
            Sgt. Marquardt, Daniel J., unkn
            Sgt. Makela, John E.,  6579404
            Sgt. May, Lee H., 6949610
            Sgt. McDonald, Jake H., 6297745
            Sgt. Murdock, Harry, 6579298
            Sgt. Nichols, William L., 6577826
            Sgt. Park, Kenneth B., 6933344
            Sgt. Peterson, Howard S., 16006840
            Sgt. Rice, Houston A.,  6290504
            Sgt. Schaffner, Edwin W., 7020720
            Sgt. Taylor, Morris E., 6950938
            Sgt. Tennesen, Everett M.,  6933965
            Sgt. Thompson, Starling P., 6950777
            Sgt. Wilk, Anthony J., 6976484
            Cpl. Barnet, Charles W., 6668618
            Cpl. Bohn, Carl E., 6949484
            Cpl. Brooke, Samuel G., 6714023
            Cpl. Fenwick, Kenneth G., 6915061
            Cpl. Fox, Aubrey J., 14031845
            Cpl. French, Milton E., 6570163
            Cpl. Gregg, Gordon S., 6913751
            Cpl. Hawkins, John T., 6869214
            Cpl. Hicks, James M., 20813449
            Cpl. Kennedy, John F.,  6290992
            Cpl. Matulewica, John S., 6977316
            Cpl. Moss, Neal M., 6581258
            Cpl. Reuther, Edward R., 13012501
            Cpl. Reynolds, Onel S., 6890157
            Cpl. Riba, Elmer A., 6937691
            Pfc. Beene, Havey B., 6284452
            Pfc. Bishop, Faxton H. Jr., unkn
            Pfc. Brazelton, Leonard G., 6936151
            Pfc. Clevenger, Everett, 1700621
            Pfc. Crabtree, Dale E., 37009758
            Pfc. Crippen, Craig B., 6946521
            Pfc. Dambacker, Thomas E., 7026063
            Pfc. Fraim, Clinton W., 6916106
            Pfc. Knight, Forest L.,  13034163
            Pfc. Labreche, John L. 6976343
            Pfc. Moore, Cyril E., 19011336
            Pfc. Meatherly, Roy L., 7023428
            Pfc. Paul, John C., 29046827
            Pfc. Schaaf, John E., 6913522
            Pfc. Tomerlink, Benjamin E., 6576477
            Pfc. Johnson, Lawrence A., 14021680
            Pvt. Baldwin, Ray C., 20813419
            Pvt. Bartec, J. M., 20813341
            Pvt. Bills, Billy, 220013419
            Pvt. Calton, Virgil, 13034669
            Pvt. Connally, Adrian, 20813351
            Pvt. Connally James K., 20813591
            Pvt. Dietz, Edward R., 13013607
            Pvt. Fraser, William G., 20815917
            Pvt. Guth, Ernest G., 15013256
            Pvt. Hale, Alton B., 29813137
            Pvt. Huffman, Frederick J., 13011412
            Pvt. Hernandez, Halario L., 38026066
            Pvt. Jones, S. J., 20816633
            Pvt. Lyday, Roy C., 20377398
            Pvt. McEwen, Don C., 6593884
            Pvt. Morris, Chester B. Jr., 15019304
            Pvt. Narel, Bernard F., 1109146
            Pvt. Osborn, Edward G., 15019618
            Pvt. Reynolds, Norris T., 20811412
            Pvt. Stewart, Leslie A., 2996623
            Pvt. Walberg, Donald E., 1609443
            Pvt. West, Bryson, 20813500
            Pvt. Wingard, Joseph, 14029256
            Pvt. Williams, Glenn A., 20813905

            The Quartermaster will furnish the necessary transportation.  The travel directed is necessary in the military service.

It being impractical for the government to furnish cooking facilities for rations, the Finance Department will pay in advance the monetary allowances in lieu thereof as prescribed in par 2a, Table II, AR 35-4520, as amended by War Department Circular No. 111, 1941, at the rate of three dollars ($3.00) each day for 119 men for two and one third days (2 1/3 ).

            7. Each of the following named officers of the 11th Bombardment Squadron now at Northam, W. A., will proceed without delay by first available rail transportation to Camp Royal Park, Melbourne, Victoria., and upon arrival will report to the Commanding Officer.

            1st Lt. Donald D. Davis, 0-371724
            1st Lt. Joseph W. Kelley, 0-424514
            1st Lt. William C. Taggert, 0-419644
            2nd Lt. Elleit S. Ayrmet, 0-354255
            2nd Lt. James G. Ellis, 0-413622
            2nd Lt. Therman L. Patrick, 0-416340
            2nd Lt. RobertR. Rankin, 0-416893

Officers attached to the 11th Bombardment Squadron from 9th Bomb Squadron.

            1st Lt. Paul E. Dawson, 0-409914
            1st Lt. Bernard R. Donnelly, 0-380411
            1st Lt. George A. Walthers, 0-409920
            1st Lt. Ignatius Sargent, 0-384502
            2nd Lt. S. C. Cravens, 432340
            2nd Lt. M. Johnson, ASN unkn
            2nd Lt. D. E. Kendall, 0-432340
            2nd Lt. F. B. Lanier, 0-430592
            2nd Lt. Robert Cl Levis, 0-406289
            2nd Lt. L. R. Mersereau, 0-433283
            2nd Lt. Eddie M. Morgan, 0-431793
            2nd Lt. Richard B. Taylor, 0-416919
            2nd Lt. E. T. Tisonyai, ASN unkn
            2nd Lt. S. W. Wellin, 0-430643

            The Quartermaster will furnish the necessary transportation.  The travel directed is necessary in the military service.  A per diem at the flat rate of six dollars ($6.00) per day is authorized while traveling. FD 4109 P 1-01, 1-06, 1-07, 1-13 A 0200-2.

            8. The following named enlisted men of the 11th Bombardment Squadron now on temporary duty at Northam, W. A., will proceed without delay by first available rail transportation to Camp Royal Park, Melbourne, Victoria., reporting upon arrival to the Commanding Officer:

            M/Sgt. Charles W. Cheatham, R-1019086
            M/Sgt. William P. Wright, R-2901104
            T/Sgt. Harvid Sanger, 6545768
            T/Sgt. Raymond C. Brown, 6562631
            S/Sgt. Joseph J. Ferach, 6697945
            S/Sgt. Ray F. Kennedy, 6372675
            S/Sgt. Clifford C. Rhoton, 6744335
            S/Sgt. Bernard F. Rostick, 6734563
            S/Sgt. James F. Whipple, 6079426
            Sgt. Vern P. Allen, 6581081
            Sgt. Jerry M. Bamburg, 6936518
            Sgt. James B. Bunch, 6566553
            Sgt. Louis J. Jablonski, 6907169
            Sgt. Anson E. McMurtrey, 6563468
            Sgt. Collin R. Pinkerton, 6574504
            Sgt. Edward F. Sheehan, 6833728
            Cpl. Dean L. Benson, 6563337
            Cpl. Earl C. Brown, 6579608
            Cpl. Stanley F. Mareck, 6932033
            Cpl. James F. Moore, 6914381
            Cpl. Halbert E. Moser, 6932047
            Cpl. Eric E. Muller, 6578428
            Cpl. Eugene O. Mutschler, 18013541
            Cpl. Newton Glenn J., 6578770
            Cpl. Smith, William J., 6579435
            Cpl. Voschelle, Willbert Jr., 18037718
            Cpl. Wyatt, Kirke K., 6932034
            Cpl. Hoke, Harold M., 13023510
            Cpl. Holley, James B., 14043340
            Cpl. Jensen, DeLoye N., 19011187
            Cpl. Johns, George S., 16022100
            Cpl. Johnson, Howard E., 13034202
            Cpl. Kern, Ralph J., 6913998
            Cpl. Kimerer, Edward M.,  19000333
            Cpl. Kralie, William J., 6578578
            Cpl. Kramer, Robert L., 13028227
            Cpl. Larsen, Dayton M., 16027688
            Cpl. Lavalle, Paul P., 16009709
            Cpl. Lustig, Arthur M., 6913915
            Cpl. Maddock, Jack E., 17010142
            Cpl. Matulis, Nick, 15055354
            Cpl. Macgee, Francis J., 17021213
            Cpl. Molner, Hjalmer L., 16027796
            Cpl. Oster, Luther E., 13021604
            Cpl. Paris, Daniel T., 19061096
            Cpl. Payne, Luzader M., 16027640
            Cpl. Pohmurski, Joseph C., 19061098
            Cpl. Shuman, Paul J., 19054304
            Cpl. Simons, Norton, 13028242
            Cpl. Smith, George H., 6920174
            Cpl. Smith, Robert E., 16018535
            Cpl. Spencer, Phil B., 19019952
            Cpl. Spencer, Walter E., 19017358
            Cpl. Svoboda, John C., 19020600
            Cpl. Swertfeger, Fred A., 7031363
            Cpl. Tabish, Peter G., 19019955
            Cpl. Warren, Robert J., 19043632
            Cpl. Wickham, Shelby E., 17019878
            Cpl. Wood, William E. Jr., 190203336
            Cpl. Williamson, Ray d., 19010747
            Cpl. Williamson, Ray D,, 19014707
            Cpl. Yunker, Walter A., 6937169
            Cpl, Zimmerman, Winton C., 19017555
            T/Sgt. Walls, Herbert L., R-235499
            S/Sgt. Hamilton, Harry W., 65522831
            Sgt. Oldford, Wallace L., 6148099
            Sgt. Stout, Ralfour T., 6566051
            Cpl. Conner, Elmer, 6578656
            Pfc. Covey, Russell D.,  unkn
            Pvt. Holcomb, Ray D., 19015526
            Pvt. Monroe, Henry A., 19016592
            Pvt. Ayres, Sharal L., 36121084
            Pvt. Deal, Phillip A., 6915668
            Pvt. Holmes, Robert J., 6578358
            Pvt. Leszcynski, Raymond E., 36214586
            Pvt. Craig, Charles W., 6991101
            Pvt. Eavidson, Roy A., 19019861
            Sgt V___e, Edward G., 6912431
            Pfc. Ames, Ralph L., 6932034
            Pfc. Anderson, William H., 6912411
            Pfc. Baesvich, Louis W., 6912389
            Pfc. Bjerke, Harlan O., 6858122
            Pfc. Blank, Gerald L., 6577856
            Pfc. Christensen, Edward, 19010967
            Pfc. Chopping, Robert E., 6274704
            Pfc. Cox, Hollis D., 6575998
            Pfc. Deinert, Rudolf A., 6934128
            Pfc. Freer, Wilbert C., 19016361
            Pfc. Graef, Steve, 6082660
            Pfc. Royce J. Hansen, 19010437
            Pfc. Leanord L. Hartford, 6824337
            Pfc. Oscar B. Hausen, 6567177
            Pfc. Henry E. Husbner, 19014437
            Pfc. Walter C. Houston, 19015328
            Pfc. Homer W. Isom, 6581082
            Pfc. William J. Law, 6934132
            Pfc. Severe Leon, 19016736
            Pfc. Donald E. Marquardt, 6913641
            Pfc. Laverne W. Maltais, 6581819
            Pfc. John I. Milford, 6578833
            Pfc. Charles N. Mix, 19020868
            Pfc. Albert L. Morris, 6580871
            Pfc. Robert B. Nickerson, 6937114
            Pfc. Arlyn H. O’Brien, 6792099
            Pfc. Roy W. Pyburn, 19015156
            Pfc. Frank A. Shoop, 6578742
            Pfc. Robert L. Smith, 6937189
            Pfc. Urban Smith, 17029596
            Pfc. John V. Swanson, 6934126
            Pfc. Warren L. Tribble, 6582984
            Pfc. Victor Weiss, 6565499
            Pfc. Calvin R. Whitney, 6580267
            Pfc. Douglas E. Wright, 6567357
            Pvt. Robert H. Alserson, 19015041
            Pvt. Gilbert H. Ard,  19010458
            Pvt. Jack A. Blackburn, 18007991
            Pvt. Edward J. Casey, 13010703
            Pvt. Nathan Cogan, 13014660
            Pvt. Edward F. Daron, 19061099
            Pvt. Sterling H. Davis, 19034123
            Pvt. Pios L. Dillon, 13021635
            Pvt. Daniel V. Drake, 6972058
            Pvt. Harold J. Engel, 17024133
            Pvt. Wendel G. Gabbert, 19006043
            Pvt. Berrie F. Gatlin, 6332954
            Pvt. Leonard F. Glewwe, 17025001
            Pvt. Charles B. Hamilton, 6579443
            Pvt. Roy R. Henry, 1903446
            Pvt. Howard A. Heusser, 19010502
            Pvt. Furman M. Hickman, 19016601
            Pvt. Gene E. Hickman, 6581334
            Pvt. William J. Collinsworth Jr., 18006592
            Pvt. Theron R. Hightowr, 14056721
            Pvt. David H. Maudlin, 19016667
            Pvt. Clifford A. Young, 19050088
            Pvt. Harold E. Schroder, 37017118
            Sgt. Carthon P. Phillips, 18016473
            Cpl. William F. Swain, 6551127
            Pfc. Artith J. Adkins, 16020269
            Pfc. Lawrence H. Hillman, 14025990

            Men attached from 9th Bm Sq to the 11 Bomb Sqd

            M/Sgt. Stephen N. Funk, 6327178
            M/Sgt. James E. Worley, 6480521
            T/Sgt. Britt, Charles L., 6761944
            T/Sgt. Boone, Roland A., 6539969
            S/Sgt. Dempsey, Luart G., 6922519
            S/Sgt Robinson, Harold W., 7021662
            Sgt. Desmond Lewis, 13015693
            Sgt. Giliglnzi, Morie, 6999685
            Sgt. Land, George, 17011881
            Sgt. Shier, Erwin A., 6566336
            Sgt. Thonas, Coy H., 6383678
            Cpl. Herbert, Winston, 14-24898
            Cpl. Phillips, Glen W., 6932036
            Cpl. Prul, William H., 65811120
            Pfc. Bourdria, Russell F., 6914001
            Pfc. Brown, Wilbert E., (hospital)
            Pfc. Gosney, William W., 6983967
            Pfc. Loser, John F., 13003304
            Pfc. Lewis, William D., 69144241
            Pfc. Parler, William H., 6581531
            Pfc. Sorensen, Norman R., 6561639
            Pfc. Werthhamer, Erwin H., 11013539
            Pfc. Lamartino, Gaetano J., 12008802
            Pfc. Owateski, Joseph C., 7021588
            Pvt. Bentz, Edward K., 13027192
            Pvt. Burns, Robert H., 6999729
            Pvt. Chemerys, Alexander, 13085088
            Pvt. Glenn, Symie L., 14039918
            Pvt. Grosbeak, E. N., ASN unkn
            Pvt. Kaloust, Armond H., 1007491
            Pvt. Nelson, Richard L., 1_054896
            Pvt. Reynalds, O’Neal S., 6890157
            Pvt. Salmoln, Horace T., 18034759
            Pvt. Scheve, Leo e., 37009835
            Pvt. Simon, John R., 14031841
            Pvt. Simpson, James E., 14039541

            The Quartermaster will furnish the necessary transportation.  The travel directed is necessary in the military service.

8.  It being impractical for the government to furnish cooking facilities for rations, the Finance Department will pay in advance the monetary allowances in lieu thereof as prescribed in par 2a, Table II, AR 35-4520, as amended by War Department Circular No. 111, 1941, at the rate of three dollars ($3.00) each day for 179 men for two and one third days (2 1/3 ).

By order Lieutenant Colonel James g. Mann:

Arthur F. Beistel
Arthur F. Beistel
1st Lt. Infantry
 Adjutant

Official:

Arthur F. Beistel
Arthur F. Beistel
1st Lt. Infantry
 Adjutant

 

 

 

Distribution:-

Hdq. Comdt                    2                                  Quartermaster                     2
A,G,O,                           2                                  Finance                              2
Chief of Staff                   2                                  CO 11 Bomb Sqd            650
Officers Section              2                                  (Officers concerned)            5
Finance Melb                 2                                  (EM concerned)                  3
Quartermaster Melb        2                                 CO Hdqts Det USFNEI     120
CO 19th Bomb            560                                 (Officers concerned)             5
(Officers Concerned)       5                                 CO Hdq & Hdq Sqd           230
(EM concerned)             3                                  (Officers concerned)             5
                                                                        (EM concerned)                   3

 

 

 

 


 

Subject:     Camp Pell
Date:              Wed, 11 Oct 2000 01:36:25 -0700
From:            "Russell Holroyd" <HHH3798@bigpond.com>

Hi,

Really good site you have. On the subject of Camp Pell, it apparently was in the Royal Park area. Also, I am told, German POWs were housed there. That this does not get mentioned in official histories is no surprise - the Italians were interned in the Rowville area on the other side of Melbourne and hardly anyone remembers their camp now! I don't know what part of the country you live in, but Melbourne was never out of WW2 according to some of the stories I have heard.

Good Luck,

Russell Holroyd

 


 

Subject:    Camp Pell
Date:             Fri, 24 Nov 2000 21:01:10 +1100
From:           George Dragicevic <georged@melbpc.org.au>

Hello Peter

Received your CD today...thanks for putting it together. It contains a wealth of information. Regarding Camp Pell, it is indeed in Royal Park in Parkville. I pass it every day on the way to work. The original gate guard shelters are still there, but the site is now covered with netball/basketball facilities and the new hockey stadium which I believe will be used for the 2006 Commonwealth games. I work with someone who actually lived at Camp Pell as a child in the 40s and 50s. He tells stories of the poor people who lived in the camp and the terrible conditions.

regards,

George Dragicevic
Melbourne PC User Group

 

Can anyone help me with some more information on Camp Pell?

 

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