New accession: Leonard Christian Williamson Photograph Album (1940-1950)

State Library of Queensland holds an extensive collection of published and unpublished resources relating to World War Two. The most recent addition to this collection is a photograph album donated recently by the descendants of Leonard Christian Williamson (1909-1950).

A. M. C. Officers, Yeppoon. Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

A. M. C. Officers, Yeppoon. Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Record of Service Book. Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Record of Service Book. Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Mr Williamson, a Staff Sergeant by rank, served with 3/14 Australian Field Ambulance. Born in Rockhampton on 3 February 1909, he enlisted on 7 July 1940 and was discharged on 19 December 1945.

Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The photographs are an important and often amusing record of the soldiers' everyday life in North Queensland, including time spent finding oysters, cleaning the camp at Miowera after a cyclone and relaxing at South Molle Island.

Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Williamson was married to Hazel Amy Rowton (1919-1996). They had two children: John (born in 1945) and Margaret (born in 1947).

Leonard Christian Williamson's family tree. Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Christian Williamson's family tree. Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Christian Williamson's grave. Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Leonard Christian Williamson's grave. Leonard Christian Williamson collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Veronika Farley - Original Materials Librarian, State Library of Queensland

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Will these photos be posted on the SLQ website? My father served at the Kissing Point Fort before his service in New Guinea, and then at the PallarendaFort on his return to Townsville.

Hi PaulThis photo album depicts South Molle Island and Miowera Army Camp near Bowen. However if you would like to enter your question into our online enquiry form our clever library staff will look into this for you.Kind regardsMyles Sinnamon - blog editor

G'day Miles,Once again it never fails to amaze me how helpful our libraries are nowadays, and your response to my post and Veronika Farley’s actions in sending scans of all the photos just re-inforces my praise. So, thank you very much for your advice. I will formulate a question about my father’s service in WW2 and post it to your Ask SLQ service.

My grandfather Joseph Weirick served with the 3/14th Field Ambulance team in Papua New Guinea. He was a Sergeant at the time of his discharge. I would love to learn more about the 3/14th and also 2/14 Field Ambulance divisions, in particular the name of the ships they traveled to PNG and how to locate the passenger lists of coming home as well.

Hello,My grandfather Kelvin Lawrence was a Private in 3/14 field Ambulance, he once spoke of being in Darwin directly after the bombings also he had been in PNG WW2Any info or as Rebecca also mentioned passenger lists for 3/14 field Ambulance would be amazing As with many of our Veterans, my grandfather did not speak of much of the war, He has now passed and I would love to find any information relating to his journeyThank you so much