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  • William Frederick FOOT


    Rob Crossing
    • Regimental Number: QX27962
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    William enlisted on 19 Feb 1942 and was posted to 7th Pioneer Company on 1 Apr 1942, then to 25th Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 1 Oct 1942.. He transferred to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 25 Feb 1943. He joined the unit on 15 May 1943 and embarked with the unit for New Guinea as a Trooper in No 9 Section, “C” Troop aboard SS "DUNTROON" on 17 Jun 1943 and returned to Australia with them aboard "TAROONA" on 3 Sept 1944. After leave and reorganisation, he embarked for New Britain aboard "TAROONA" on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in No 9 Section, “C” Troop.

    He returned to Australia aboard "ORMISTON" on 18 Oct 1945 and was discharged on 2 Nov 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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    Edited by Peter Epps

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