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  • Colin Campbell HODSON


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX29854

    Colin enlisted in the Citizens Military Force (Reserve) with Service No W8735 n 18 Nov 1940 and was posted to 16th Infantry Battalion. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 13 Jul 1942. He was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 25 Feb 1943 and joined the 2/2nd on 15 May 1943. He embarked with the unit for New Guinea as a Trooper in No 3 Sect, “A” Troop aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 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 in No 3 Sect, “A” Troop. 

    Colin transferred to 29/46th Infantry Battalion on 26 Dec 1945 and returned to Australia aboard "VITO" on 16 Jan 1946. He transferred to 23rd Australian Salvage Company on 1 Mar 1946 and was discharged on 29 May 1946.

    Colin was made a Life member of the Association in 1972.

    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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    Edited by Peter Epps


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