Allan was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942.
He transferred out of the unit to 2 / 27th Infantry Battalion on 6 Jul 1943 and embarked for New Guinea aboard "DUNTROON" on 6 Aug 1943 and returned to Australia aboard "LEWIS DYCHE" on 25 Feb 1944.
Embarked with 2 / 27th Infantry Battalion for Borneo aboard "LST 777" on 2 Jun 1945. He returned to Australia aboard "GEORGETOWN VICTORY" on 24 Feb 1946 and was discharged on 29 Mar 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".
Edited by Peter Epps
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