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  • George Henry STRICKLAND


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX12136
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    George was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Sapper in Engineers Section, Headquarters Group. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942.

    After leave and reorganization, he embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Sapper in Engineers Section, Headquarters Group and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. After further leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in the Maintenance Section, Headquarters Group.

    He left the unit and embarked for Australia aboard “KATOOMBA” on 6 Dec 1945 and was discharged 16 Dec 1945.

    He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now entitled to the new Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with clasp "S.W.Pacific"

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    Edited by Peter Epps

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