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  • Ronald Oxley HILLIARD

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: NX23047

    Ronald enlisted on 30 May 1940 and was posted to 2/1st Australian Medium Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery (RAA). He transferred to "WREN Force" on 20 Jan 1941 and embarked for Nauru Island on 22 Feb to Sept 1941 and returned to Australia on 6 Sept 1941. He transferred to 2/13th Australian Field Regiment, RAA on 17 Sept 1941 and embarked for Middle East on 1 Nov 1941. Returned to Australia aboard "WEST POINT" on 1 Apr 1942 and was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 25 Feb 1943.

    He Joined the 2/2nd on 15 May 1943 and embarked with the unit for New Guinea as a Trooper in No 4 Sect, “B” Troop aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 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 a Trooper in No 4 Sect, “B” Troop.

    He returned to Australia aboard "TAROONA" on 15 Sept 1945 and was discharged on 10 Oct 1945.

    He is the brother of NX23048 Sydney Edward Hilliard.

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


    Hilliard RO.JPG

    Medals Pac.JPG

    Edited by Peter Epps


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