Soldier stories

VX72603 FARAM, FRANCIS GEORGE. Submitted by Kaye Coles (daughter).

Background : Francis served in the second forming of the Battalion and fought in New Guinea at places like Nadzab and Lae. The following is a poem he wrote. Tsili Tsili and Nadzab are places the Pioneers were sent to in New Guinea during World War 2. Longbloke is the pseudonym that Francis George Faram wrote under.