2/10 Field Ambulance Detachment – Rabaul July 1941

2/10 Field Ambulance detachment – Rabaul July 1941.
Army No. Rank at 1941 Fate Enlisted Date Locality Date of Death Discharge Date
Front row : left to right:
Holah John M NX59095 L.Cpl. evacuated from Rabaul on board “Laurabada” Paddington 12.7.1940 Lakemba 18.11.1944
Hudson Gordon R NX65306 Sgt * executed 4th Feb 1942 Tol Plantation Paddington 8.8.1940 Newtown 4.Feb.1942
Robertson Sandy E G NX35101 Capt. POW in Japan Paddington 5.6.1940 Bellevue Hill 26.11.1945
Palmer Edward C NX35096 Major evacuated  from Rabaul on board “Laurabada” Sydney 10.6.1940 Scarborough 22.06.1946
Caston Stewart L NX60008 Staff Sgt * executed 4th Feb 1942 Tol Plantation Paddington 24.7.1940 Newcastle 4.Feb.1942
Hudson Laurence A NX25197 Cpl stayed in Army Hospital Vunapope, later executed Paddington 5.6.1940 Morisset 1. Jul.1942
F M Hennessy NX27487 L.Cpl. * executed 4th Feb 1942 Tol Plantation Paddington 20.6.1940 Marrickville 4.Feb.1942
Second row:
Galloway Harold W NX65305 Pte * executed 4th Feb 1942 Tol Plantation Paddington 8.8.1940 Auburn 4.Feb.1942
Fernandes Albert NX19620 Pte drowned 1st July 1942 after “Montevideo Maru” sinking Paddington 3.6.1940 Manly 1. Jul.1942
Cook William NX56978 Pte survived Tol massacre & evacuated Rabaul on “Laurabada” Paddington 9.7.1940 Campsie 28.9.1942
Wells William H H NX27623 Pte drowned 1st July 1942 after “Montevideo Maru” sinking Paddington 20.6.1940 Newtown 1.Jul.1942
Buck Cecil NX32404 Pte * executed 4th Feb 1942 Tol Plantation Paddington 17.6.1940 Arncliffe 4.Feb.1942 died with his brother Pte Richard Buck
Attwater Roger M NX47047 Pte * executed 4th Feb 1942 Tol Plantation Newcastle 23.7.1940 Newcastle 4.Feb.1942
Smith George NX55720 Pte escorted 2 patients from Rabaul before Jap attack Paddington 1.7.1940 Mortdale 29.10.1945
Langdon Reginald M NX35227 Pte stayed in Army Hospital Vunapope, later executed Wagga Wagga 17.6.1940 Wagga Wagga 1.Jul.1942
Back row:
Lanham George W VX26758 Pte drowned 1st July 1942 after “Montevideo Maru” sinking Caufield Vic 14.6.1940 Albury Vic 1.Jul.1942 2/22nd Battalion attached to 2/10 FA as driver
Collins Wilkie D NX57343 Pte survived Tol massacre Paddington 13.7.1940 San Souci 16.12.1942
Clissold Thomas B NX57642 Pte * executed 4th Feb 1942 Tol Plantation Paddington 16.7.1940 Emu Plains 4.Feb.1942
Cantwell Ronald M NX46687 Pte * executed 4th Feb 1942 Tol Plantation Newcastle 15.7.1940 Cooks Hill 4.Feb.1942 Wardsman Royal Newcastle Hospital
Buck Richard NX32405 Pte * executed 4th Feb 1942 Tol Plantation Paddington 17.6.1940 Arncliffe 4.Feb.1942 died with his brother Pte Cecil Buck
Fawcett Leslie W NX45605 Pte evacuated from Rabaul on “Laurabada” Newcastle 26.6.1940 Kendall 15.2.1943
Webb Thomas NX45161 Pte * executed 4th Feb 1942 Tol Plantation Newcastle 18.6.1940 West Wallsend 4.Feb.1942 died with best mate Ron Cantwell
Ramage William T NX33109 Pte * executed 4th Feb 1942 Tol Plantation Paddington 20.6.1940 Earlwood 4.Feb.1942
White John G S VX32827 Pte drowned 1st July 1942 after “Montevideo Maru” sinking Royal Park Vic 1.7.1940 Oakleigh Vic 1.Jul.1942 2/22nd Battalion attached to 2/10 FA as driver

Photo Statistics of 24 soldiers:

22 members of 2/10 Field Ambulance detachment
2 members   of 2/22 Battalion Drivers – Transport Division – Victorians
13 Executed 11 at Toll Plantation & 2 remained with patients at Vunapope & executed
4 drowned
1 POW in Japan
3 Evacuated
2 Tol survivors 1 escaped & later evacuated and 1 escaped into the jungle & informed AIF of Tol Massacre
1 away in Port Moresby
Approx 160 soldiers were executed at Tol Plantation, detailed accounts were in Australian newspapers by early
April 1942. All four soldiers from the Newcastle area were executed, their families were not officially
informed by AMF until 15/10/1945.  Copies of letters to Mrs Bridget Webb attached.
Researched by Mary Tarrant, errors may occur.
* Natioanal Archives of Australia
* WW2 Nominal Roll
* The Toll Massacre by Prof Hank Nelson