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  • Anthony Gordon BOWERS

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX13636

    Anthony (Lofty) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 2 Sect, “A” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942. 

    He was appointed Lance Corporal on 26 Apr 1943 and Corporal on 15 May 1943. After leave and reorganization he embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Corporal in No 2 Sect, “A” Troop and was medivac to Australia on 21 May 1944. He re-joined the unit on its return to Australia Sept 1944.

    After further leave and reorganization, he flew to Port Moresby  on 21 Jul 1945 and embarked from Lae, New Guinea to re-joined the unit on 8 Aug 1945 as a Corporal in No 4 Sect, “B” Troop.

    He left the unit and embarked for Australia aboard "KATOOMBA" on 6 Dec 1945 and was discharged on 18 Jan 1946.

    For his service Tony 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. 

    Anthony was made a Life Member of the Association in 1992.

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    Edited by Peter Epps


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