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  • Frederick William Edward NAPIER

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX12590

    Frederick (Fred) enlisted on 9 May 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “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 16 Dec 1942.

    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.

    He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. 

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    Edited by Peter Epps


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