Moem Barracks soldiers

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Chalkies all dressed up for Sgt. Tony Headland's wedding - Wewak 1966

Chalkies all dressed up for Sgt. Tony Headland’s wedding – Wewak 1966

Sgt. Tony Hedland's wedding day

Sgt. Tony Hedland’s wedding day

Can you help identify the soldiers in this photo. If so, please email Greg Ivey with details at iveygj@gmail.com.
The photo was supplied by Fabian Mamare who was one of those ‘Barracks kids’ born in Wewak and grew up at Moem before relocating to Goldie prior to the Independence.
Staff of 2PIR, unknown year - Chaplain Austin Crapp(far left) courtesy Fabian Mamare whose father served at Moem in the 70's

Staff of 2PIR, unknown year – Chaplain Austin Crapp(far left). The photo is courtesy of Fabian Mamare whose late father served at Moem in the 70’s

Sgts. Laurie Bowman and Kevin Smith outside Sgt’s quarters 1967

Sgt Kevin Smith on patrol near the PNG - West Irian border (1967)

Sgt. Boyd Robertson and 175 Honda - 1970

Iconic Haus Tambaran, Maprik 1970. (L to R) Sgt. Phil Imison, Sgt. Boyd Robertson, Sgt. Greg Smith

Moem Synchronised Riding Team at Hawain
River(??) along the west coast 1968. (L to R)Sgts Davidson, Tymoc, O’Reilly, Todd, Richter, Deane, Jenkin

Original Sgts Quarters October 1967. (L to R) Sgts Jenkin, Todd, Davidson, Deane

Sgts Todd (left) and Jenkin in BOS Dress outside new Sgts Mess 1968

Sgt. Martin Forbes (1972-74)

Sgt. Martin Forbes (1972-74)

L to R: Ian Taylor, Rod Cassidy, David van Pelt in the Library at Moem Barracks, 1971

L to R: Ian Taylor, Rod Cassidy, David van Pelt in the Library at Moem Barracks, 1971

Sgts. Gordon Hill, Roger Rodgers and Glenn Gersheidle - (Its Time) Dec 72

Sgts. Gordon Hill, Roger Rodgers and Glenn Gersheidle – (Its Time) Dec 72

Sgt Martin Forbes on 2PIR Sgts Mess verandah

Sgt Martin Forbes on 2PIR Sgts Mess verandah

Ian Taylor pointing to the Coke 1970-71

Sgt Rod Cassidy (left) and Sgt Ian Taylor pointing to the Coke 1970-71

3 thoughts on “Moem Barracks soldiers

  1. Toddy and Clapper Jenkins, do you remember taking an assault craft to that lovely beach, having a picnic (that’s when Toddy showed us how to make shredded coconut) then overturning the boat twice and losing a couple of Army outboard motors on the way home?
    I had to pay for them!

    • I have just caught up with this particular site and would like to get in touch with you for old times sake. Ann,I and family were next door neighbours and friends in 2 PIR, Moem Married Quarters.

  2. truely remarkable photos from the past.
    Correction ,the Moem synchronised bike team at sepik river, it is actually at Hawain
    River along the west coast

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