Patrol Instructions

Corporal Neil Sterritt was handed this typed note just prior to moving forward of Kokoda. No maps were available of this area, so this was his guide.

Neil was in B Company of the 39th Battalion who were the first company from the 39th to be sent up the track to be stationed at Kokoda, just prior to the Japanese landing on the north coast. Prior to the Japanese landing, B company were tasked with making forward patrols from Kokoda in the direction of where the enemy was expected to arrive.

The note is held by a member of Neil’s family.