Bulimba - Townsville report

The following is an extract from the Townsville Daily Bulletin of 16 October 1942.  It reports casualties, PoWs etc from the 2/15th Battalion and other units.  
From the timing, these 2/15th casualties etc would appear to be from Operation Bulimba. The unit history - Caveant Hostes - gives more detail on the actionis

Look at a similar listing from the Cairns Post of the same date.

Get more information on Bulimba and El Alamein from this page.

The text is retyped at the foot of the page for easier reading.

The following is the same as above, but in text and slightly reformatted.



Two Queensland Lists

BRISBANE, October 15— Two Army casualty lists issued to-day contained the names of the following Queenslanders.


Killed in action: 

Private T. C. Roos (Rockhampton).

Died of wounds:

Ptes. W. H. Doolan (Cairns),

W. W. Gate (Gordonvale).

Wounded in action and placed on dangerously ill list:

Pte. G. E. Chard (Maryborough).

Wounded in action:

Pte. G. T. Banks (Bundaberg);

Sapper J. J. Barnden (Brisbane):

Ptes. C. H. Briant (Ayr).

J. W. Campbell (Brisbane);

E. N. Carlton (Cloncurry);

F. G. Collins (Wowan):

S. I. Gilmore (Longreach);

F. J. Hayes (Townsville);

F. L. Keast (Atherton):

R. Kinnest (Bundaberg);

B. J. Millwater (Zillmere);

A. V. Pashen (Mt. Molloy);

Lieut. C. D. Rose (Brisbane);

Pte. A. W. Shepherd (Mirriwinni);

Sapper S. H. Smith (Brisbane);

L/Sgt. I. D. Story (Nambour);

Spr. A. E. Wale (Brisbane);

Pte. D. T. Wright (Milman).

Wounded in action, but remaining on duty:

Pte. E. A. Browne (Tweed Heads);

Lieut. L. L. Grimstone (Brisbane);

Ptes. T. J. Laurie (Townsville);  

A. W. S. Lean (Brisbane);

C. W. Lees (Ulmarra);

H. D. Myers (Jimboomba),

J. R. Parry (McKinlay);

Captain L. Snell (Bowen);

Private R. Tart (Tannymorel.)

Missing, believed killed:

Pte. C. J. Conaghan (Coolangatta);

A./Cpl. H. S. Debney (Proserpine);

Ptes. A. J. M. Hill (Dallarnil);

W. J. Kennelly (Brisbane).

Wounded In action and missing:

L/Cpl. W. R. Jory (Mudgeeraba).


Pte. R. C. Pymar (Thursday Island).

Prisoner of war:

Lieut. K. H. Bradshaw (Brisbane).


Previously reported killed in action, now reported missing, believed killed:

Lieut. R. D. Exton (Brisbane).

Previously reported missing, now reported prisoner of war:

Pte. H. T. Cox (Maleny);

L/Cpl. F. C. Davies  (Cairns);

Cpl. R. B. Gardner (Brisbane);

Pte. B. L. Hutchison (Oakey);

Sprs. O. T. Fuhrman-Luck (Brisbane);

J. F. Gibson (Maryborough);.

J. H. Hamlyn (Brisbane);

D. A. Heron (Brisbane);

Ptes. R. St. Q. Hooper (Brisbane);

I. Jobson (N. Gooburrum);

F. A. Jobson (Rosedale).

Previously reported missing, believed prisoner of war, now reported prisoner of war:

Ptes. D. W. Fleming (Cobbadamana) ;

A. B. Harrison (Dayboro);

W. E. Hindom (Winton).

Removed from dangerously ill and seriously ill lists:

Sapper J. M. Bostock (Ipswich).

Previously reported wounded in action, and placed on dangerously ill list, now reported removed from dangerously ill list and seriously ill list:

Ptes. R. H. Bambling (Nambour);

G. M. McKay (Bundamba).