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  • Athol Andrew MACQUEEN


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: NX83464
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    Athol enlisted on 24 Dec 1941 and was posted to 54th Infantry Battalion on 16 Mar 1942. he was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 1 Mar 1943 and joined the unit on 15 May 1943. He embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 8 Section, “C” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.

    After leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in No 8 Section, “C” Troop.

    He was Medevac by plane to New Guinea on 24 Sept 1945 and embarked for Australia aboard "MANUNDA" on 13 Dec 1945. He was discharged on 4 Mar 1946.

    He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now also entitled to the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with a clasp "S.W.Pacific".

     

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    Edited by Peter Epps

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