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  • Colin John KNIGHT

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: NX107666

    Colin served in the Citizen Military Forces (Reserve) with Service No N93914 from 20 Dec 1941 - 29 Jul 1942. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 1 Aug 1942 and posted to Guerrilla Warfare School on 24 Sept 1942, then to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 22 Dec 1942. He embarked for New guinea aboard "KATOOMBA" on 17 Feb 1943 and joined the unit on New Guinea on 25 Jun 1943 as a Trooper serving in No 8 Section, “C” Troop. He returned to Australia aboard "KATOOMBA" on 6 Apr 1944  and returned to New Guinea aboard "TAROONA" on 23 Jun 1944. He re-joined the unit on 25 Jun 1944 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 7 Section, “C” Troop. He transferred to 29/46th Infantry Battalion on 27 Dec 1945 and returned to Australia aboard USA Transport "TAOS VICTORY" on 29 Jan 1946 and was discharged on 11 Apr 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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    ASM 45-75.JPG

    Edited by Peter Epps


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