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  • Frederick William GROWNS

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX13530

    Frederick enlisted on 24 May 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 2 Sect, “A” Platoon. He took part in the No 2 Sect defence at Dili Drome on 19/20 Feb 1942 when the Japanese first landed. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942.

    He transferred to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion as an instructor on 20 May 1943 and was promoted to Acting Corporal on 16 Jun 1943. He transferred back to the 2/2nd on 11 Sept 1944 and after, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Corporal. He was confirmed Corporal on 30 Apr 1945. He returned to Australia aboard "ORMISTON" on 26 Jun 1945 and transferred to South Australia General Duties Depot on 7 Sept 1945 and was discharged on 9 Nov 1945.

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

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