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  • Archibald MACRURY

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX39662

    Archibald enlisted in Citizens Military Force (Reserves) on 4 Jun 1940 with Service No N84495 and was posted to Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC), Dental Details and promoted Corporal on 15 Jul 1940. He was posted to Southern Command Dental Unit on 18 Nov 1940 and transferred  to the A.I.F. on 6 Feb 1941and posted to Recruit Training Camp on 10 Feb 1941. He transferred to 22nd Australian Dental Unit (ADU) on 11 Feb 1941 and promoted Corporal same day. He embarked for Timor on 8 Dec 1941 and joined the 2/2nd on Timor from 22nd ADU, as a Corporal, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942.  After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942.

    He transferred to 84th ADU on 20 Mar 1943, 70th ADU on 26 Apr 1943 and 67th ADU on 5 Jul 1943. He was promoted Acting Staff Sergeant on 1 Sept 1943 and confirmed S/Sgt on 11 Jan 1944. He embarked for San Francisco aboard "BLOEMFONTEIN" on 12 Jul 1944 and then embarked from New York for UK on 19 Sept 1944. He returned to Australia aboard "MANCHURIA" on 9 Sept 1945 and transferred to 78th ADU on 3 Sept 1945. He Transferred to 89th ADU on 13 Nov 1945 and flew to Morotai on 17 Nov 1945.

    He embarked for Kure, Japan aboard "STAMFORD VICTORY" on 27 Feb 1946 and returned to Australia aboard "KANIMBLA" on 16 Dec 1946. He returned to Japan aboard "MANOORA" on 26 Mar 1947.

    Archibald returned to Australia aboard "DUNTROON" on 5 Mar 1949 and was discharged 29 Mar 1949.

    He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now also entitled to the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with clasps.

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    Edited by Peter Epps


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