Monday, April 25, 2005

The 9th Australian Division on 11 March 1941

The 9th Australian Division had relieved the experienced 6th Australian Division in the front lines. The 2/15th Battalion was stationed at Marsa Brega. The 20th Brigade HQ was at Bir el Ginn. Behind the 2/15 was the 2/17th Battalion. Divisional HQ was at Bir el Tombia. The divisional commander was Leslie Morehead, who had relieved General Wynter when the latter fell ill. Two brigades were transferred from the 7th Australian Division, and there were hard feelings about their being given to the 9th Division. This is probably from To Benghazi, although I am guessing based on old photocopies.

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