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  • Dudley Lawrence Tapper


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX10512

    Dudley was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Corporal in No 5 Section, “B” Platoon.

    He embarked for Australia at “Betano” aboard “KURU” on 16 Nov 1942. He was promoted Acting Lance Sergeant on 19 May 1943 and after leave and reorganization, he embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Lance Sergeant in No 5 Section, “B” Troop. He was promoted to Sergeant on 8 Jan 1944 and returned to Australia with the unit aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. After further leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as the Troop Sergeant in Headquarters, “B” Troop.

    Dudley was promoted Acting Staff Sergeant on 18 Sept 1945 and transferred to 4th Survey Battery on 29 Nov 1945.

    He returned to Australia aboard “KATOOMBA” on 16 Dec 1945 and was discharged on 15 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".

    Dudley is the brother of WX26468 Lawrence Sinclair Tapper.

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    Edited by Peter Epps



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