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  • Edmund Meskill BOURKE


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX134084
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    Edmund served in various Signals units prior to joining the 33rd line Section Royal Australian Signals Corps. He embarked for New Britain aboard "TAROONA" on 9 Apr 1945 and joined the unit at Jacquinot Bay, New Britain, on 27 Jun 1945. He served with the unit as a Trooper in No 7 section, “C” Troop.

    Edmund was a member of the ‘Long Patrol’ of July 1945.  A 10 day patrol which became 24 days of physical exhaustion. He transferred to 3rd Operating Section on 26 Dec 1945 and was discharged on 15 May 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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