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  • William Warwick WEIR


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX76427

    William (Snowy) enlisted on 10 Mar 1942 and was posted to 4th Pioneer Company, Royal Australian Engineers (RAE). He transferred to 2/11th Field Company, RAE, on 9 Jun 1942 and then was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 15 May 1943. He embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper 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 Trooper. Whilst on New Britain he attended Course No 5, Flame Thrower School from 5 Jul to 9 Jul 1945. He transferred to 29/46th Infantry Battalion on 27 Dec 1946 and returned to Australia aboard "VITO" on 17 Mar 1946.

    He was discharged on15 May 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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