About This Unit
Supply Depot Companies / Platoons
Supply Depots were used to store battlefield supplies temporarily near the front lines. They were responsible for everything other than ammuniton.
Replensihment, Maintenance and Repair operate in 'Echelons' described as 'Lines'. 1st Line relates to that materiel held in the combat units at the Forward Edge of the Battle Area. 2nd Line relates to Formation level Maintenance and Administration Areas. Supply Depots are generally 3rd Line although that may vary depending on the operational environment and tactical situation.
Some companies were designated as 2nd AIF units, meaning they were raised for deployment overseas. These were:
The rest of the companies were numbered 1-40, excluding the already assigned 2nd AIF units. The distinction between the Militia units and 2nd AIF units blurred in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA), as many nominally 'Militia' units and elements deployed into New Guinea and nearby islands as the war progressed.
Some platoons were designated 2nd AIF. These were:
The rest of the platoons were numbered 1-251, excluding the already assigned 2nd AIF units.