Notice of Changes, Current in Bold Digits:

Website Activity Audit Update

030419::: IMPORTANT MESSAGE - National ROT Database Audit.

Total Records = 18338 >> 18605 >> 18695 >> 18953Tobruk Army Aus =  11914 >> 11932 >> 11950 >> 12088

Tobruk RAN Aus = 1043 >> 1042 >> 1043 >> 1044
Tobruk RAAF Aus = 27
Tobruk Fallen – Aust = 2532 >> 2533 >> 2550 >> 2549 >> 2550
Tobruk POW = 1108 >> 1105 >> 1108 >> 1109 >> 1106
Tobruk Army UK = 102 >> 104 >> 107 >> 108
Tobruk RN UK = 24
Tobruk RAF UK = 4 >> 5 >> 6 >> 5

Tobruk Army Polish = 421 >> 425 >> 434 >> 443

Tobruk Fallen – Polish = 134 >> 133
Tobruk Army Czech = 4
Living Rats – Aust = 64 >> 64 >> 62 >> 59 >> 58 >> 57 >> 56

UnConfirmed Rats = 1854 >> 2115 >> 2358 >> 2419 >> 2490 >> 2518

Added since 1/09/2017 = 4779 >> 4876 >> 5143 >> 5235 >> 5359 >> 5496

UnConfirmed Rats is a very Important Section of my National ROT Database, which could contain a high number of Verified Rats of Tobruk, if I could confirm their Service; perhaps as many as 75%.

I request all Descendants and Relatives of Rats to have a very Close Look at this Section for your Rat of Tobruk, whose Service Records have not been digitized for Verification of Service in Tobruk, during the Siege of Tobruk Period. It is quite likely that Descendants and Relatives are not aware that Service Records do exist at NAA for all Second AIF Personnel of WW2. To correct this situation, it is only necessary to Email ( archives@naa.gov.au ) and request the Service Records of, (Service Number, Full Names), to be made viewable online.

Currently there are 2518 Records in the UnConfirmed Section of my National ROT Database, waiting for advice to me, that their Service Records are now viewable online, for Verification of Service as a Rat of Tobruk. When I receive such advice, I will review their Service Records, with the hope that I can register another Rat of Tobruk, in the Tobruk Section of my National ROT Database.

At least 75% of this number will be Rats of Tobruk, who need Verification of Service, to be recorded as “Rats of Tobruk” and their Descendants and Relatives are likely to not be aware of their existence, which troubles me greatly.

It would be most helpful, if Descendants and Relatives of a Rat of Tobruk could see their way clear to have the Service Records of their Rat of Tobruk made viewable online at NAA, or by being able to provide other forms of documented evidence, thereby allowing the Verification of Service as a Rat of Tobruk, to be ascertained.

Please pass this information on to others who may need to know – it is my desire to have every “Rat of Tobruk” recorded on my National ROT Database and ROT Tribute Website – They are very Special Men and very Famous Soldiers.

If you have any concerns in regard to the above, please Email Me at;  ( ocar23@iinet.net.au )

( www.ratsoftobruktribute.com )

Remember the Rats of Tobruk Motto - "No Surrender" and "What We Have - We Hold"

Let us all assist; in Keeping the FLAME Burning, in Memory of All Rats of Tobruk, who Served with the Allied Forces involved in the Siege of Tobruk.

You may also be interested in the following Facebook Groups –

  1. ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/1731960383776750/ ) Owen Carlton (Vic)
  2. ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/340823176648909/ ) Betty Murphy (Qld)

Thank You Everyone for your continued support of my Rats of Tobruk Project. Owen Carlton, A Proud Aussie Nasho, Ex ROTA.

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