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    Leslie Gillam


    Louis Crossing
    • Regimental Number: TX3334

    Leslie enlisted on 14 Jun 1940 and was posted to 2/40th Infantry Battalion on 26 May 1940. He joined the unit on Timor from 2/40 Battalion, after the fall of Koepang, approx March 1942. He embarked from BETANO for Australia on 9 Nov 1942 and transferred to 40th Infantry battalion on 2 Mar 1943. After medical treatment he was transferred to 17 Infantry Battalion on 24 Mar 1944, 1st Australian Base depot on 20 Sept 1944, 21st Australian Works Company on 29 Sept 1944 and then 5th Australian Works Company on 7 Feb 1945. He embarked for TARAKAN aboard "GORGON" on 10 Jul 1945 and returned to Australia aboard "ANATINA" on 21 Jan 1946. He was discharged on 21 Feb 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 "S.W.Pacific".

     

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    Edited by Peter Epps

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