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  • Francis Robert HOOD

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX47980

    Francis enlisted on 30 Jul 1940 and posted to 2/40th Battalion. He embarked for Timor on 8 Dec 1942 and joined the unit on Timor as a Private from 2/40 Battalion, after the fall of Koepang, approx March 1942. He was medevac'd from SUAI aboard "KURU" on 15 Jul 1942.

    After treatment he was posted to 1st Australian Guard Compound on 8 Feb 1943. He was promoted Acting Corporal on 1 Feb 1944, confirmed Corporal on 15 May 1944 and appointed Lance Sergeant on 18 Jul 1945.

    He was discharged on 4 Apr 1946.

    He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.

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    Edited by Peter Epps


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