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Matilda Tank Shipments Received by Australia 1942
Research by Shane Lovell

This table lists the number of Matilda tanks received in Australia during each week of 1942.  Data for the table was collated from weekly progress reports prepared by the Chiefs of Staff for the Australian Government. Unfortunately the source documents did not identify the mark of Matilda received.

Week Ending

Weekly Arrivals

Cumulative Total

31-Jan-42

Nil

Nil

7-Feb-42

Nil

Nil

14-Feb-42

Nil

Nil

21-Feb-42

Nil

Nil

27-Feb-42

Nil

Nil

7-Mar-42

Nil

Nil

14-Mar-42

Nil

Nil

21-Mar-42

Nil

Nil

28-Mar-42

Nil

Nil

4-Apr-42

12

12

11-Apr-42

Nil

12

18-Apr-42

Nil

12

25-Apr-42

8

20

2-May-42

42

62

9-May-42

Nil

62

16-May-42

Nil

62

23-May-42

30

92

30-May-42

Nil

92

6-Jun-42

4

96

13-Jun-42

Nil

96

20-Jun-42

4

100

26-Jun-42

3

103

4-Jul-42

Nil

103

11-Jul-42

1

104

18-Jul-42

17

121

25-Jul-42

27

148

1-Aug-42

Nil

148

8-Aug-42

15

163

15-Aug-42

Nil

163

22-Aug-42

8

171

29-Aug-42

20

191

5-Sep-42

8

199

12-Sep-42

6

205

19-Sep-42

Nil

186 (note 1)

26-Sep-42

Nil

186

3-Oct-42

10

196

10-Oct-42

2

198

17-Oct-42

19

217

24-Oct-42

10

227

31-Oct-42

Nil

227

7-Nov-42

15

242

14-Nov-42

4

246

21-Nov-42

23

269

28-Nov-42

16

285

5-Dec-42

4

289

12-Dec-42

5

294

19-Dec-42

10

304

26-Dec-42

Nil

304

Sources:
AWM227: 34 Weekly Progress Reports of Chiefs of Staff to the Prime Minister.
AWM 113: MH/160 Parts 1-5 Weekly Progress Reports of the Chiefs of Staff to the Prime Minister

Note 1:
During the week ending 19 September 1942 the number of Matildas on hand was revised in response to the discovery of double counting


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