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  • Ernest Frederick NICHOLS


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX17786

    Ernest enlisted on 26 Nov 1941 and after serving with 5th Battalion, he attended 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 aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 3 Section, “A” Troop 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 Section, “A” Troop. He transferred to 29th/46th Infantry Battalion on 26 Dec 1954 and returned to Australia aboard "TAOS VICTORY" on 29 Jan 1946.

    He was discharged on 22 Mar 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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