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  • Charles Nicholas PICKERING


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX9442
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    Charles was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 5 Section, “B” Platoon.

    He took part in the ambush and killing of the “Singapore Tiger”, 22 Jun 1942 and was promoted Corporal on 18 Nov 1942. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942.

    He left the unit on 6 Jun 1943 and after hospital and convalescing, he embarked for New Guinea as a Trooper aboard “KATOOMBA” on 22 Nov 1943, he re-join the unit on 26 Nov 1943 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.

    He left the unit on 29 Nov 1945 and returned to Australia aboard "KATOOMBA" on 16 Dec 1945, he was discharged on 10 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 "S.W.Pacific".

     

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    Edited by Peter Epps

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