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  • Archibald George CLANEY

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX84174

    Archibald (Arch) enlisted on 19 Jan 1942 with the Australian Military Forces with Service No V1175665 and posted to 2nd Motor Division, Australian Army Service Corps. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 8 Sept 1942 and given Service No VX84174. Arch was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 29 Mar 1943 and after training, embarked aboard "KATOOMBA" for New Guinea on 27 Aug 1943. He joined the unit on New Guinea on 2 Nov 1942 as a Trooper in No 5 Sect, “B” 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 5 Sect, “B” Troop. He transferred to 12th Army Troops on 24 Dec 1945 and returned to Australia on 9 May 1946.

    He was discharged on 13 Aug 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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