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  • Francis Patrick CUNNINGHAM


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX10832
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    Francis was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 4 Sect, “B” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on either 11 Dec 1942 or 16 Dec 1942, as the embarkation rolls do not differentiate. 

    Transferred to

    1st Commando Training Squadron, 19 Apr 1943

    29th Aust Infantry Training Battalion, 27 Apr 1943

    18th Aust Infantry Training Battalion, 15 Jun 1943

    He rejoined the unit as a Trooper in No 6 Sect, “B” Troop on New Guinea, 15 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 in No 6 Sect, “B” Troop.

    He was discharged on 7 Feb 1946.

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