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  • Frederick William Edward Napier


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX12590

    Frederick (Fred) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 8 Section, “C” 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. 

    Little is known of Donald other than he joined the unit on New Britain as a Signaller and was discharged on 4 Jun 1946.

    He left the unit and served in the following

    Reallocation Section, 2 Aug 1943.

    4th Australian Motor Vehicle Transport Troop, 16 Oct1943.

    2nd Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 20 Nov 1943.

    13th Australian Infantry Training Battalion, 5 Feb 1944.

    5th Australian Base Workshop, 28 Feb 1944.

    West Australian Workshop, 13 Dec 1944.

    He was discharged on 29 Nov 1945.

    Fred was made a Life Member of the Association in 1964.

    Edited by Peter Epps



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