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Dutch army, Johan Herman Fuhler, somewhere between 1945 and 1950

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The Missing Link (one of Them)

There are a number of gaps in current knowledge relating to wartime Norton WD16H production. They fall between known Ministry of Supply Contracts. One of these is between 10999 and 14000 where only 36 are listed (W11151-W11257)

It now seems as if at least a substantial part of these were sent to Australia and they must have been supplied direct and not via British Army stocks.

Steve S posted a photo on Henk's forum showing ARNs C11230 and C11242 on 16Hs.

http://pub37.bravenet.com/forum/static/show.php?usernum=3155626639&frmid=16&msgid=1373344&cmd=show

 photo C11230 W12359 C11242 W12314 AWM_zpszbnevze9.jpg

The Australian War Memorial are in the process of placing their vehicle records on-line. If only the British had had the foresight to retain their equivalent records, we would have a far better understanding of dates and quantities.

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM126/

The records show that ARN C11230 was W12359 and ARN C11242 was W12314.

 photo AWM2016_38_189--159-_zps7glwuemi.jpg

 photo AWM2016_38_189--160-_zpsc3br84eo.jpg

W12315 is listed on the machine pages of this site and is located in Australia. There is clearly lots more work to be done on these ledgers.

Re: The Missing Link (one of Them)

Rik,

Please let me know if you come across any Norton big 4 info!

Cheers,

Lex

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