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  • William CHEVERTON

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX123030

    William enlisted in the Citizens Military Force (Reserves) with Service No V195953 on 12 Jan 1942 and was posted to 23/21st Infantry Battalion. He transferred to 4th Infantry Training Battalion on 29 Apr 1942 and then to 2nd Infantry Training Battalion on 20 Jul 1942. He was promoted Acting Corporal on 1 Nov 1942 and transferred to the A.I.F. on 8 Feb 1943.

    He was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 1 Mar 1943 and joined the 2/2nd at Canungra, Qld on 15 May 1943.

    He embarked with the unit as an Acting Corporal in No 4 Sect, “B” Troop for New Guinea aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943.

    He was Killed in Action, at Faita, New Guinea, 27 Aug 1943. 

    He is buried at LAE War Cemetery, Plot F, Row B, Grave 2.

    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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