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  • Harold BOTTERILL


    Rob Crossing
    • Regimental Number: VX55118

    Harry enlisted on 7 May 1941 and was an original member of the unit, aboard "ZEALANDIA" on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Signalman in the Signals Sect of Headquarters. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer Tjerk Hiddes on 16 Dec 1942.  

    Harry embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard "DUNTROON" on 17 Jun 1943 as a Signalman in the Signals Sect, Headquarters, he was appointed Paid Lance Corporal on 1 Jul 1943 and returned to Australia with them aboard "TAROONA" on 3 Sept 1944. After leave and reorganisation, he embarked for New Britain aboard "TAROONA" on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Lance Corporal attached to B Troop.

    He returned to Australia aboard "KATOOMBA" on 16 Dec 1945 and was discharged on 8 Jan 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

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    Edited by Peter Epps


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