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  • William Paton MOODIE

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX112950

    William enlisted in Citizens Military Force (Reserves) with Service No V23057 on 28 Dec 1939 but was not called up for full time service until 12 Jan 1942. He was posted to 8th Light Horse and transferred to the A.I.F. on 29  Sept 1942. He was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 22 Dec 1942 and embarked for New Guinea aboard "KATOOMBA" on 17 Feb 1943. He joined the 2/2nd as a Trooper in No 7 Section, “C” Troop on 25 Jun 1943. He was Wounded in Action, remaining on duty, on 6 Jan 1944. He was medevac'd to Australia aboard “KATOOMBA” on 12 Apr 1944. After treatment he embarked for New Guinea aboard "ORMISTON" on 2 Jul 1944 and re-joined the 2/2nd on 8 Jul 1944. He returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.

    He embarked for New Britain aboard "DUNTROON" on  9 May 1945 and re-joined the 2/2nd as a Trooper in No 7 Section, “C” Troop.

    He returned to Australia on 14 Dec 1945 and was discharged on 2 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 "PNG".

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    Edited by Peter Epps


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