Remembering Today 4/7/45 Autul(Corporal):Wawiwan,607,Australian Infantry A.C.M.F. 2 New Guinea Bn.

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    WAWIWAN
    Rank:
    Autul (Corporal)
    Service No:
    607
    Date of Death:
    04/07/1945
    Regiment/Service:
    Australian Infantry
    A.C.M.F. 2 New Guinea Bn.
    Grave Reference:
    RR. B. 1.
    Cemetery:
    LAE WAR CEMETERY
    Casualty Details
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hmmm - you might have got me on this one, the only info I can add is his forename (I guess)

    Name: Autul (Corporal) Null Wawiwan
    Death Date: 4 Jul 1945
    Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery and Memorial
    Burial or Cremation Place: Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea
    Has Bio?: N
    URL: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-...

    TD
     
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  3. smdarby

    smdarby Patron Patron

    At the risk of sounding stupid, can someone please explain why it states "Autul (Corporal)" as Rank. Why Autul?
     
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I would guess it is an aboriginal word for the equivalent ranking of a person

    Cannot find anything as yet in aboriginal searches, but if any of our Oz members read this thread they may be able to help out

    TD

    edited to add:

    Just found this - An Introduction to Historical Linguistics

    apparently it means 3 in Tolai dialect of PNG so perhaps he was a Sargeant instead of a Corporal ??
     

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