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  • George William Ross SHIELS


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: QX22280
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    George enlisted on 4 Sept 1941 and was appointed Lance Corporal on 3 Oct 1941. He was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 25 Feb 1943. After training, George joined the unit on 15 May 1943 and embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Lance Corporal in No 3 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 Lance Corporal in No 3 Section, “A” Troop. Whilst on New Britain he attended Course No 5, Flame Thrower School from 5 Jul to 9 Jul 1945.

    He returned to Australia aboard "WESTRALIA" on 13 Dec 1945 and was discharged on 20 Dec 1945.

    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 "S.W.Pacific".

     

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