29 RYANS ROAD, ST. LUCIA,
COMMANDEERED BY THE MILITARY DURING WW2
|visits since 9 October 2005|
Peter Brown of the St. Lucia History Group told me that General Thomas Blamey lived at 29 Ryans Road, St. Lucia during WW2. Blamey's "Batman" and personal staff lived in a house called "Jerdanefield" which was located directly across the road.
29 Ryans Road was acquired by Australian Hirings Section from Mr. Grimway (or was it Grimshaw?).
The June 1943 Telephone Directory for Allied Land Forces Advanced Headquarters (ALFAHQ) shows that Blamey's residence was at Ryan Road in St Lucia. This entry should have been Ryans Rd (with an "s").
There have also been some unconfirmed suggestions that Blamey may have later lived at "Moorlands" in the grounds of the Wesley Hospital.
29 Ryans Road, St Lucia, on the corner of Jerdanefield Road.
29 Ryans Road, St Lucia
I'd like to thank Ian Venables for his assistance with this web page.
I'd like to thank Peter Brown of the St. Lucia History Group for advising me that Blamey's main WWII residence was located at 29 Ryans Rd.
© Peter Dunn 2005
This page first produced 9 October 2005
This page last updated 29 November 2009