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  • Allan Thomas SOPER


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: QX39242

    Allan enlisted in the Citizens Military Forces (Reserves) with Service No Q55175 on 27 Mar 1942 and posted to 15th Garrison Battalion. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 6 Aug 1942 and was posted to 3rd Armoured Troops Company on 27 Dec 1942 and then to Independent Parachute Company on 16 Jan 1943. He attended 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 aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 2 Section, “A” Troop 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 2 Section, “A” Troop. He was appointed Paid Lance Corporal on 29 Aug 1945 and transferred to 53rd Port Craft Company on 26 Dec 1945.

    He returned to Australia aboard "KATOOMBA" on 24 Mar 1946 and was discharged on 3 May 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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