Kingsgrove, NSW: 2/10 Australian Field Ambulance Association, c. 1985. Paperback original. Octavo (183 x 125 mm.), 304 pp., ill., maps, ill. card wrappers. Very good, edges lightly spotted, upper front cover corner creased. Name of previous owner written and stamped on half title page. Very good. Item #632
2/10 Australian Field Ambulance was formed in the Newcastle and Northern Rivers regions of New South Wales, and became part of 27 Infantry Brigade, 8th Australian Division. After training at Liverpool, Dubbo and Bathurst, the unit embarked for service in Singapore in July 1941. Following the fall of Singapore in February 1942 the men of the unit were split up in Prisoner of War camps and working parties throughout such places as Thailand, Burma, Japan and Borneo, many members being killed in the Sandakan death marches. In early 1941, a small party from the unit, known as '2/10 Field Ambulance detached' was sent to Rabaul as part of 'Lark Force'. This group, numbering only about twenty men, were nearly all killed by the Japanese in the infamous 'Tol Massacre' in February 1942. The book includes the Nominal Roll and individual photographs of many members of the Field Ambulance. Loosley inserted is a death notice for a member of the Field Ambulance in 1987.