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  • Francis James THORPE

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: NX37195

    Francis (Slim) enlisted on 24 Jun 1941 and was posted to 2/13th Australian Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery on 25 Aug 1941. He embarked for the Middle East on 1 Sept 1941 and returned to Australia aboard "WEST POINT" on 31 Mar 1942. He was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 25 Feb 1943 and joined the 2/2nd on 15 May 1943.

    He embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 2 Section, “A” 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 Trooper in No 2 Section, “A” Troop.

    He transferred to 29/46th Infantry battalion on 26 Dec 1945. He returned to Australia aboard "VITO" on 16 Jan 1946 and was discharged on 25 Mar 1946.

    He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Africa 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 "PNG".


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    Edited by Peter Epps


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