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  • Bernard Joseph BARDEN


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX21588

    Bernard enlisted on 21 Apr 1942 and was posted to 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment on 27 Aug 1942. He was posted to 16th Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 30 Jul 1944 and then to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 29 Nov 1944. He joined the 2/2nd on 31 Jan 1945 and he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 as a Trooper in No 9 Sect, “C” Troop.

    He returned to Australia aboard "TAROONA" on 15 Sept 1945 and transferred to District Finance Office at Subiaco, WA, on 1 Nov 1945. He was promoted Corporal on 7 Feb 1946, Acting Sergeant on 29 Apr 1946 and confirmed Sergeant on 29 Jul 1946.

    He was discharged on 20 Nov 1946.

    Made a Life member of the 2/2 Commando Association in 1971 and Returned Services League of WA.

    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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