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  • William Ernest GALLARD

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: NX22002

    William enlisted on 28 May 1940 and posted to 2/1st Medium Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery (RAA), this was re-designated 2/13th Army Field Regiment on 15 Oct 1940 and he embarked with them for the Middle East on 1 Sept 1941. He returned to Australia aboard "WEST POINT" on 29 Mar 1942.

    He transferred 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 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 16 Sept 1945 and was discharged on 22 Oct 1945.

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

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    Medals Pac.JPG

    Edited by Peter Epps


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