Skip to main content

Please be advised: this website contains the names, images and voices of people who are now deceased.

Collections WA has a responsibility to preserve and make accessible the history and culture of Western Australia in all its various forms. The intention of Collections WA is to support research, and to reveal actions of the past that have impacted upon communities, families, and individuals.

In doing so, Collections WA acknowledges the need to respond sensitively and appropriately in cases when accessing this material may be confronting to Aboriginal visitors and clients.

Please also note: Some historical materials within this portal may include language or opinions that today are considered inappropriate or even offensive. Collections WA does not endorse this language and apologises for any distress caused.

Continue showing cultural advice
Stop showing cultural advice
CWA Logo Collections WA brings together collections from libraries, galleries, museums, archives, historical societies, cultural organisations, community groups and other collecting organisations across Western Australia.

World War 2, Australia, Western Australia, Exmouth Gulf, 140 Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery, 1943


View of gunners of prediction detachment of 140 Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery working at Exmouth Gulf.

Historical information

On the 18 September 1943, 4th Aust HAA Battery was disbanded, becoming the HQ 102nd Aust Composite AA Regiment (HE) based at Guildford. It then comprising 140th Aust HAA Battery responsible for the 452nd and 453rd HAA Gun stations with the troops renamed “A” and “B” at Exmouth Gulf. The light AA units, 151st and 152nd Aust LAA Batteries were originally units of the. 109th Aust LAA Regiment.
The 3 Aust Corps Location Statement 21st August, Regimental HQ at Guildford, the 151st Battery (less one troop), Redcliffe, “R” Battery (one troop 151st Battery} at Exmouth, 152nd Battery (less one troop) at Geraldton, one troop of 152nd Battery at Pearce.
The digitised War Diaries of 140 Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery are available through the Australian War memorial at



Registration number
Item type
Australian Army Museum of Western Australia

Australian Army Museum of Western Australia

Organisation Details
View Collection
Item Feedback

Scan this QR code to open this page on your phone ->

Full size unavailable (you're already seeing this image in its highest resolution available on Collections WA)