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  • Joseph Roy BARRETT

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: NX44855

    Joseph enlisted on 15 Sept 1941 and after training was posted to 3rd Australian Independent Company (3 AIC) on 27 Nov 1941. He embarked for New Caledonia aboard "ORMISTON" on 17 Dec 1941 and returned to Australia aboard "WEST CACTUS" on 8 Aug 1942. 

    He embarked with the 3 AIC for New Guinea aboard “DUNTROON” on 16 May 1943 as a Trooper. He joined the 2/2nd as a Trooper in No 1 Sect, “A” Troop on 10 Jan 1944 and returned to Australia by plane on 1 Aug 1944. He re-joined the 2/2nd on 26 Oct 1944 and transferred to Australian Army Service Corps as a Cook Grade 2 on 5 Jan 1945.

    He re-joined the 2/2nd on 5 Apr 1945 and embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in No 1 Sect, “A” Troop. He returned to Australia aboard "KATOOMBA" on 16 Dec 1945 and was discharged on 8 Jan 1946.

    He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star ,Defence Medal, 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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