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  • George James SMITH


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX25105

    George enlisted on 11 Jun 1940 and was posted to 2/22nd Infantry Battalion on 1 Aug 1940, then transferred to 2/21st Infantry Battalion on 12 Sept 1940. He transferred to Headquarters, Sparrow Force on 12 Feb 1942 and joined the unit on Timor as a Private from Headquarters Sparrow Force, 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 16 Dec 1942.

    He left the unit on 18 Mar 1943 and was posted to 2/12th Infantry Battalion on 29 May 1943. He embarked for New Guinea aboard "KATOOMBA" 27 Aug 1943 and was Medevac aboard 2/1st Hospital Ship on 23 Jan 1944. He was discharged 30 Oct 1945.

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

     

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    Edited by Peter Epps


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