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  • Frederick Charles BROADHURST

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX111925

    Frederick enlisted in the Citizen Military Forces (Reserve) on 10 Sept 1940 with Service No V43027 and was called up for full time service on 31 Oct 1941. He was posted to 57/60th Infantry Battalion and was appointed Lance Corporal on 26 Dec 1941. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 22 Sept 1942 and reverted to Private at his own request on 26 Dec 1942 . He transferred to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 26 Feb 1943, then joined the 2/2nd at Canungra, Qld on 25 May 1943.

    Fred embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 6 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 6 Sect, “B” Troop. He transferred to 29/46th Infantry Battalion on 27 Dec 1945 and returned to Australia on 29 Jan 1946. He was discharged 28 Jun 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 "PNG"


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    Edited by Peter Epps


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