Notice of Changes, Current in Bold Digits:
Website Audit Update
030919 >> 101020::: IMPORTANT MESSAGE – My National ROT Database Audit.
Total Records = 18338 >> 18605 >> 18695 >>19238 >>19882 >> 21,386
Tobruk Army Aus = 11914 >> 11932 >> 11950 >> 12210 >>12896 >> 16662
Tobruk RAN Aus = 1043 >> 1042 >> 1043 >>1046 >>1093 >> 1102
Tobruk RAAF Aus = 27 >28 >> 53
Tobruk Fallen – Aust = 2532 >> 2533 >> 2550 >> 2549>>2671 >> 2714
Tobruk POW = 1108 >> 1105 >> 1108 >> 1113 >> 1234
Tobruk Army UK = 102 >> 104 >> 107 >>113 >>133 >> 194
Tobruk RN UK = 24 >>26 >>27 >> 34
Tobruk RAF = 4 >> 5 >> 6 >> 7
Tobruk Army Polish = 421 >> 425 >> 434 >> 443 >>444 >> 445 >> 452
Tobruk Fallen – Polish = 134 >>133
Tobruk Army Czech = 4 >> 6 >> 7
Living Rats – Aust = 64 >> 64 >> 62 >> 59 >> 58 >> 57 >> 56 >>50 >>45 >> 30
Added since 1/09/2017 = 4779 >> 4876 >> 5143 >> 5235 >> 5359 >>5801 >>6464 >> 8289
UnConfirmed Rats - This Category has reverted back to the Original Method of recording. Having added a New Field = NAA, a Record can now be identified by the letter "Y" = Verified Rats or "X" = Non Verified Rat, as Service Records have not been digitised for viewing online at NAA, to obtain Verification of Service as a Rat of Tobruk.
I request all Descendants and Relatives of Rats to have a very Close Look at your Rat of Tobruk, whose Service Records now have an "X" in the NAA Field, meaning, not been digitised 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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and request the Service Records of, (Service Number, Full Names), to be made viewable online and when they respond to say this has been done, Contact Owen Carlton or Matt McHugh, by Email from the Contacts Menu, or by Private Message.
Currently there are 11612 Records that show NAA = X, on my National ROT Database, waiting for advice to me, that heir 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 us 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.
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 my Rats of Tobruk Public FB Group --
- ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/1731960383776750 ) Owen Carlton (Vic)
- You may also be interested in becoming a Financial Member of DOTROTA - for Descendants and Relatives of Tobruk, Australia.
Thank You Everyone for your continued support of my Rats of Tobruk Project. Owen Carlton, A Proud Aussie Nasho, Ex ROTA Melbourne, DOTROTA.