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  • Walter Joseph WORDIE

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX113162

    Walter enlisted in Citizens Military Force (Reserves) on 24 Jul 1942 and transferred to the A.I.F. on 20 Oct 1942. After training he embarked for New Guinea aboard "DUNTROON" on 23 Mar 1943 and joined the 2/2nd on 8 Jul 1943. He returned to Australia aboard "CABERRA" on 18 Feb 1944. He re-joined the 2/2nd on 15 Sept 1944 on their return from New Guinea.

    After reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper. He left the 2/2nd and embarked for Morotai aboard LST 419 on 10 Dec 1945. He joined 67th Australian Infantry Battalion on 19 Dec 1954 and then embarked for Japan aboard "STANFORD VICTORY" on  7 Feb 1946.

    He returned to Australia aboard "KANIMBLA" on 24 May 194, was posted to 1st Base Workshops on 16 Jun 1948 and he was discharged on 14 Sept 1948.

    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 "S.W.Pacific" and "JAPAN"

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