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  • James Robert SMITH

    Chantal Besancon
    • Regimental Number: NX49210

    Enlisted 15/10/1941. He was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942. Pte James Robert Smith - NX49210 Nov 1941.jpg

    Served in Timor as a Private in No 6 Section, "A" Platoon, 17/2/1942 to 16/12/1942.

    Served in New Guinea as a Trooper in No 5 Section, "B" Troop, 16/6/1943 to 8/9/1944. He embarked for New Guinea aboard "DUNTROON" on 16 Jun 1943 and returned to Australia aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.

    Served in New Britain as a Trooper in No 5 Section, "B" Troop, 9/4/1945 to 29/1/1946. He embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 and returned to Australia aboard "TOAS VICTORY" 31/3/1946.

    He was discharged on 12 Jun 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".


    Jim Smith - NG reminiscences.pdf

    Smith JR NX.JPG

    ASM 39-45.JPG

    ASM 45-75.JPG

    Edited by Peter Epps
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