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State Library of Queensland holds an extensive collection of published and unpublished resources relating to World War Two.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