KOALA ORDNANCE SERVICE CENTER
STUART, TOWNSVILLE, QLD
DURING WW2

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The US Army built a large Stores Depot at Stuart near Townsville which became known as the Koala Ordnance Service Center. It housed all ordnance activities except ammunition supplies. It was located on the site of today's Stuart Cement Works.

The May 1944 HQS Base Section Two, APO 922, Telephone Directory showed:-

KOALA ORDNANCE SERVICE CENTER

    Commanding Officer:
        Major L.B. Cox

    Adjutant:
        Lt. R.J. Higgins

    Maintenance Officer:
        Capt. R.L. Bidell
    Armament Maintenance Shop
    Battery Shop
    Bulk Warehouse
    Dispensary

 

The following file information is from the National Archives Australia database:-

Title
Stuart Koala Ordnance Depot (US Army) - Plans [1/S/140]
Series number
BP378/1
Control symbol
FOLDER O TO S FOLIO 91
Contents date range
1915 - 1915
 
Access status
Open
Location
Brisbane
Barcode no
5051588

 

Title
Stuart Koala Ordnance Depot (US Army) - Plans [1/S/140]
Series number
BP378/1
Control symbol
FOLDER O TO S FOLIO 92
Contents date range
circa 1915 - circa 1915
 
Access status
Open
Location
Brisbane
Barcode no
3280204

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