Clarence was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 9 Section, “C” 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 transferred to 2/27th Infantry Battalion on 6 Jul 1943 and embarked for New Guinea aboard "DUNTROON" on 6 Aug 1943. He returned to Australia with them aboard "LEWIS DYCHE" on 1 Mar 1944. He embarked for MOROTAI aboard "GENERAL ANDERSON" on 2 Jun 1945 and then embarked for BALIKPAPAN aboard LST (Landing Ship Troops) 639 on 21 Jun 1945.
On the 3 Dec 1945 he embarked from SINGAPORE aboard "MORETON BAY" for Australia and was discharged on 7 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".
Edited by Peter Epps
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