Jerry The Monkey

Jerry the monkey was found in a captured German tank at Tobruk.  
He became the 2/15th Battalion's unofficial mascot.  
However, he could not be taken with them when they returned to Australia.

monkey 1 awm 03241-01  qx8075 john george william scandrett alleto syria 1941
monkey 2 awm 02774 lt col rw ogle 8 sep 1941 tobruk. found in a captured german tank
monkey 3 awm 20806 pte bob leu 11 sep 1941 tobruk. taken from a captured german tank
monkey 4 awm 020807 pte bob leu 11 sep 1941.  monkey taken from a captured german tank
monkey 5 awm 020773 lt col rw ogle 8 sep 1941. tobruk. mascot monket taken from captured german tank
Monkey 6 Albert Whalley with Jerry - from Kira Henare
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1.  QX8705 Sgt JGW Scandrett at Aleppo Syria 1941

2.  NX12305 Lt Col RW Ogle in Tobruk 8 Sep 1941

3.  QX8536 Pte Bob Leu in Tobruk 11 Sep 1941

4.  QX8536 Pte Bob Leu in Tobruk 11 Sep 1941

5.  NX12305 Lt Col RW Ogle in Tobruk 8 Sep 1941

6.  QX11008 Pte Albert Whalley (photo via Kira Henare)

These photos are from the AWM collection.

 

There are more details in the pages of the Unit History; and I suspect that other material is yet to come in on this story.


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