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  • George Ormond TIMMS


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX11477
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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 Private in No 8 Section, “C” Platoon. He transferred over to No 7 Section in early March and late Jul 1942 it was decided to form a small detachment, called “H” Force, comprising of 2 Officers and 10 other ranks, to serve as far right-flank protection for the unit. George was selected for this assignment. 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. 

    After leave and reorganization, he embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 Private in No 8 Section, “C” Troop 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 an Acting Corporal in No 8 Section, “C” Troop. George was promoted to Corporal on 30 Apr 1945 and whilst on New Britain he attended Course No 5, Flame Thrower School from 5 Jul to 9 Jul 1945.

    He was discharged on 23 Jan 1946.

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    Edited by Peter Epps

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