Australia's Front Line (incl Darwin Defenders) (World War 2, 3 September 1939 to 2 September 1945)

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About This Campaign

Australia's Front Line

WW2 came to Australia around its coastline, even prior to the commencement of the Pacific War.  However it was the area around Darwin that suffered the most intense and sustained enemy action in WW2, and which forms the focus of this campaign.

The Operational area is defined as that part of Australia north of the line 14 degrees 30 minutes south of the Equator.  The line goes through Katherine and also cuts through Cape York. 

Darwin was sustained via resupply by road and to a lesser extent sea, air and a somewhat disjointed  rail 'system'; sadly it wan't connected to anything further south than Adelaide River.  The southern rail head was Alice Springs, but even its connection to Adelaide was more than tenuous.




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KENNETT, Gordon James

Service number NX162451
HQ 5 Australian Advanced Ammunition Depot
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 9 Jul 1921