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  • Bernard Allan BROWN


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX12295
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    Bernard enlisted on 2 May 1941 and was an original member, aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 3 Sect, “A” Platoon. He was medevac'd at “Betano” for Darwin aboard “KURU” on 2 Sept 1942 as a Private. After medical treatment he transferred to 13th Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 6 Sept 1943 and was appointed Lance Corporal on 31 Sept 1943. He transferred to 44th Australian Infantry Battalion on 13 Oct 1943 and promoted to Acting Corporal on 1 May 1944. He reverted to Private on 24 Jun 1944 and transferred to 2/24th Battalion on 5 Jul 1944. He embarked for MOROTAI with them on 8 Apr 1945 and was wounded in action, Mine blast, Face, on 2 May 1945. After medical treatment, he returned to 2/24th on 5 May 1945 and embarked with them for TARAKAN aboard "WESTRALIA" on 22 Sept 1945.

    He returned to Australia aboard "HMS GLORY" on 12 Dec 1945 and was discharged on 16 Apr 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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