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  • Hubert Edwin BACHE

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX115800

    Hubert enlisted into the Australian Military Forces, (Militia) on 16 Feb 1939 with Service No 93542 and was poster to 16th Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC). He was appointed Lance Corporal on 16 Oct 1940. He transferred to 2nd Cavalry Field Hygiene Section (2CFHS) on 10 Jan 1941. He was promoted Corporal on 4 Sept 1941, was posted to 8th Light Horse on 29 Sept 1941 and was called up for full time service on 7 Nov 1941, then  transferred to 3rd CFHS on 30 Nov 1941.

    Hubert had special training at Geelong and Heidelberg Hospitals in both the Casualty and Theatre Sections. He attended Sydney University’s Army Tropical Medical School and was promoted to Acting Sergeant on 14 Mar 1942.  He transferred to 26th  Australian Motor Regiment on 8 Oct 1942.

    He enlisted into the AIF on 3 Nov 1942 with Service No VX115800, still serving with 26th  Australian Motor Regiment.

    Hubert was Australian Army Medical Corps instructor for 1st Armoured Division at Moora, W.A.

    He joined the 2/2nd on 21 Dec 1944 and embarked with them for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 as the Medical Sergeant in the Headquarters Group.

    When the unit was disbanded, he returned to Australia on 6 Mar 1946 and was discharged on 2 Jul 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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