Logan, Talbot Tim (1913-1943)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Details: Talbot Tim Logan (1913-1943), born in Kyambu, Kenya on 10 February 1913, son of Edward Percival Logan, a planter, and Muriel Margueritta Logan (née Talbot) of North Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.
Married Lorne Daisy Mabel Deacon, and they lived at Joy King near Maxwelton, Queensland, Australia, with their son Fred Logan.
Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (Harper House) May 1926-December 1928.
Attended Canford School.
Stockman in Maxwelton, Queensland, Australia.
WW2, Enlisted in the Australian Army (2nd AIF) on 20 October 1939. Promoted to corporal in January 1940 prior to the battalion sailing for the Middle East on 5 May 1940. En route, the battalion was diverted to Scotland and sent by rail to Salisbury Plain to undertake training. In November 1940 they embarked for Egypt, arriving on 31 December 1940. He was promoted to Warrant Officer Class Two in February 1941. From April to June he participated in the defence of Tobruk, before being withdrawn to attend officer training school. On 19 October 1941 he was promoted to Lieutenant. He rejoined the 2/12th Battalion and in February 1942 they sailed from Suez to Australia. In August 1942 he embarked for New Guinea, arriving at Milne Bay where his Battalion mounted a successful counter-attack against Japanese invasion forces between August and September. After occupying Goodenough Island between 22 October and 28 December 1942, the 2/12th Battalion deployed on Buna and it was during the attack on Giropa Point at Buna on 1 January 1943 at 081 hours that he was killed by a Japanese sniper just short of the beach between the mouth of the Simema Creek and Giropa Point, aged 29. Talbot Tim Logan's remains were later discovered and identified and on 1 December 2009 he was laid to rest at Bomana War Cemetery in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea, C8. E. 22 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2801900/logan,-talbot...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Harper House roll of honour.
Obituary, The Shirburnian, March 1945: 'T.T. Logan was killed on the Buna Beach in 1942, fighting with the Australians with whom he joined up at the outbreak of War. At School he was a remarkably cheery and good-tempered boy with a very independent outlook and full of good courage.'