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  • Donald George POLAN


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX84172
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    Donald enlisted in Citizen Military Force (Reserve) on 2 Jan 1942 and the A.I.F. on 20 Jul 1942. After training at 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron, he joined on 15 May 1943 and embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 7 Section, “C” 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.

    He left the unit on 24 Dec 1945 and returned to Australia on 4 Feb 1946.

    He was discharged on 18 Nov 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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