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  • Robert Stanley MCCARTHY

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: NX129471

    Robert enlisted in the Citizens Military Force (Reserve) with Service No N130363 and was posted to 7th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, on 17 Dec 1941 then to 14th Field Regiment on 27 Dec 1941. He embarked for New Guinea on 25 Jun 1942 and transferred to the A.I.F. on 9 Aug 1942. He returned to Australia aboard "KATOOMBA" on 5 Feb 1944. He was posted to 1st Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 26 Jul 1944 and then to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 27 Nov 1944.

    He joined the 2/2nd on 31 Jan 1945 and embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper.

    He returned to Australia aboard "DUNTROON" on 13 Jan 1946 and was discharged on 25 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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