Order of Battle Tobruk_AWM

UNITS WHICH TOOK PART IN THE SIEGE OF TOBRUK
APRIL - NOV 1941
AWM FILE OF RESEARCH 577
20 JANUARY 1958

Serial No

Unit

   

1.

Adv HQ 9 Aust Div

 

2.

Rear HQ 9 Aust Div

9 Aust Div Int Sec
"D" Sec FSS
One Pl Aust HQ Gd Bn
9 Aust Div Emp Pl

5.

2/12 Aust Fd Regt, RAA, plus Sig Sec
3 Aust A/Tk Regt (less 1 Bty)
71 L.A.D.

6.

HQ RAE 9 Div

2/3 Fd Coy
2/4 Fd Coy
2/7 Fd Coy
2/13 Fd Coy
72 L.A.D.
No. 10 (Aust) Cam Unit

7.

HQ Sigs 9 Aust Div

"J" Sec Sigs 7 Aust Div
2 Op Sec Sigs 1 Aust Corps

8.

HQ 18 Aust Inf Bde Sig Sec

Platoon Aust Guard Bn
16 Aust A/Tk Coy
2/9 Aust Inf Bn
2/10 Aust Inf Bn
2/12 Aust Inf Bn
47 L.A.D.

9.

HQ 20 Aust Inf Bde Sig Sec

Pl Aust Guard Bn
20 Aust A/Tk Coy
2/13 Aust Inf Bn
2/15 Aust Inf Bn
2/17 Aust Inf Bn
58 L.A.D.

10.

HQ 24 Aust Inf Bde

Sig Sec
Platoon Aust Guard Bn
24 Aust A/Tk Coy
2/28 Aust Inf Bn
2/43 Aust Inf Bn
Under Command
2/32 Aust Inf Bn
76 L.A.D.

11.

HQ 26 Aust Inf Bde

Sig Sec
Platoon Aust Guard Bn
26 Aust A/Tk Coy
2/23 Aust Inf Bn
2/24 Aust Inf Bn
2/48 Aust Inf Bn
78 L.A.D.

12.

2/1 Aust Pioneer Bn

 

14.

HQ AASC 9 Aust Div

9 Aust Div Pet Coy
9 Aust Div Supply Coln
7 Aust Div Supply Coln
9 Aust Div Amn Coy

   
 

MEDICAL

 

15.

HQ AAMC 9 Aust Div

2/3 Fd Amb
2/5 Fd Amb
2/8 Fd Amb
2/11 Fd Amb
2/4 Fd Hygiene Sec

   
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16.

9 Aust Div Pro Coy

17.

9 Aust Div Salvage Coy

18.

9 Aust Div Postal Unit

19.

9 Aust Div Fd Cash Office

   
 

FORTRESS TROOPS

 

23.

8 Aust Lt AA Bty

   
 

SIGNALS

 

33.

4 Line Sec Sigs. 1 Aust. Corps

   
 

ORDNANCE

 

38.

2/1 Army Fd Workshopps AAOC

39.

No. 6 Rec Sec. 2/2 AFW AAOC

   
 

TOBRUK SUB-AREA
MEDICAL

 

73.

4 Aust Gen Hosp

74.

2/2 Aust CCS

   
 

ORDNANCE

 

83.

4 AOD AAOC

   

 

The following units were formed from 7 and 9 Aust Div Supply Columns and appeared in Orders of Battle subsequent to the one above:

·         No. 1 and 2 Tp Carrying Coys

·         Area Transport Coy

·         No. 1 and 2 Aust F.S. Ds

·         9 Aust Div Res Tpt Coys

The Order of Battle for September 1941 and October 1941 also included No. 10 Aust Camouflage Unit (formed from troops already in Tobruk).

 (1) AWM 54 Item 391/1/6