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  • Ernest Alfred FIELD


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: NX73323
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    Ernest (Ernie) enlisted in Citizen Military Force (Reserve) on 9 Aug 1940 and posted to 53rd Battalion. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 27 Nov 1941 and was posted to Australian Army Service Corps, Sparrow Force on 30 Dec 1941. He joined the unit on Timor as a Driver with the Australian Army Service Corps, after the fall of Koepang, approx March 1942. He was one of the former Koepang men, who moved to the village of Mape for intensive commando training and on 8 May 1942, he was assigned to No 7 Section, "C" Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942. 

    He was discharged on 5 Jul 1943.

    He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. 

     

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    Edited by Peter Epps

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