Queensland WW2 Relic Hunters INC
Queensland WW2 Relic Hunters INC

YOUR STORY: Metal Detecting Club returns nine dog tags

Queensland WW2 Relic Hunters are on the hunt again to return 9 dogs all found in Camp Rockhampton.

In 1942 American troops started to erect camps around Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Nerimbera, The Caves, Emu Park and Keppel sands.

There was a story told to us about how troops use to climb on the sides of a local timber truck and hitch a ride form Artillery RD up to the half-way house to wait for a bus to take them to Yeppoon for R&R.

Another story told to us was an African American use to walk into Duaringa from Camp Wallaroo (7mile trip) to see his girlfriend and walk back to camp, when every he had R&R.

With the help of Angelo's Angles WW2 Dog Tag Return Project, we hope they find their way home and make new memories for their families of these soldiers.

A little bit about Queensland WW2 Relic Hunters, we are a small club (new) of seven members who are passionate about preserving our WW2 history in Rockhampton.

If you would like to see what we find, look us up on YouTube from there if you look at the video descriptions, you'll find the link to the club web site.

We have done a couple displays around Rockhampton area and hope to do more in the future.

By President, Anthony C Egretz
Queensland WW2 Relic Hunters

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