112TH TRANSPORT COMPANY
INITIALLY BASED AT CHERMSIDE
THEN HOLLAND PARK
BRISBANE, QLD, DURING WW2

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The 112th Transport Company of the Australian Army was initially based at Chermside during WW2. It later relocated to Holland Park Camp located at the corner of Cavendish Road and Holland Road at Holland Park on the site of today's Cavendish Road State High School. Ray Roberts of Mansfield was a truck driver in the 112th Transport Company.

Late in 1943 Ray Roberts of the 112th Transport Company helped to deliver a whole battery of American brand new 155mm "Long Tom" six (6) inch guns from the railway at Clapham Junction to Fort Lytton. Ray said that these guns could "lob a shell on a soup plate at twenty-eight (28) miles."

Ray Roberts and the 112th Transport Company were involved in relocating the 102 AGH from Ekibin to the Holland Park Hospital which was previously occupied by the US Army's 42nd General Hospital.

Ray Roberts from Mansfield would often pick up Japanese prisoners from a boat or a plane and take them to "Tighnabruaich".

 

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I'd like to thank Ray Denning (now deceased), former President of the Mt. Gravatt District Historical Association for his assistance with this home page.

 

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