YERONGA PARK, BRISBANE, QLD
The entrance to Camp Yeronga in July 2002
MAY 1944 BRISBANE MILITARY TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
BASE SECTION 3
HEADQUARTERS COMPANY ((Yeronga Park)
Lt. Reed, G.S. JLX 412
Orderly Room JLX 412, 487
1st Sergeant JLX 412
Lt. Crombie, J.C. JLX 412
Base Section Band:
W/O. Webb, R.F. JLX 487
Capt. Hyman, S.J. JLX 637
799th M.P. Bn.
Company "A" (Yeronga Park)
Capt. Kane, E.J. JLX 348
Company "B" (Yeronga Park)
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
|Plaque on the front gate to Camp Yeronga|
|A memorial inside Yeronga Park|
|Plaque on a rock near the above memorial|
|The Ipswich Road gates into Yeronga Park|
|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|
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.
Can anyone help me with more information?
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This page first produced 3 July 2002
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