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  • William Baillie TUCKER

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX113961

    William (Bill) enlisted in the Citizens Military Force (Reserve) with Service No V207013 on 29 Jun 1942 and posted to Australian Signals Training Battalion. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 2 Nov 1942 and was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 23 Feb 1943.

    He embarked for New Guinea aboard "KATOOMBA" on 22 Nov 1943 and joined the 2/2nd on 28 Nov 1943 as a Signaller, in Signals Section, Headquarters Group but served mainly in “A” 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 Signaller in "A" Troop. He transferred to 13th Small Ships Company on 26 Dec 1945 and flew to Townsville 23 Feb 1946. He transferred to 19th Heavy Wireless Section on 20 May 1946 and then to Australian Headquarters Signals on 25 May 1946.

    He was discharged on 10 Sept 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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