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  • Donald James WOODHOUSE

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: NX78408

    Donald (Don) enlisted on 13 Dec 1941 and was posted to Guerrilla Warfare Centre, Foster on 24 Sept 1942. He was promoted Acting Corporal on 29 Dec 1942 but reverted to Private at his own request on 28 Jan 1943. He embarked for New Guinea aboard "KATOOMBA" on 17 Feb 1943 and joined the 2/2nd on 28 Nov 1943 as a Trooper in No 10 Section, Headquarters Group. He returned to Australia aboard "KATOOMBA" on 27 Feb 1944 then embarked for New Guinea aboard "ORMISTON" on 5 May 1944 and re-joined the 2/2nd on 14 May 1944. He 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 appointed Paid Lance Corporal on 15 Apr 1945.

    He returned to Australia on 18 Jan 1946 and was discharged on 30 Jan 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.

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    Edited by Peter Epps


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