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  • Herbert Ernest Thomas


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX12679

    Herbert (Herb) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 2 Section, “A” Platoon. He was a member of the defence of Dili Aerodrome on the night 19/20 Feb 1942, when the Japanese first landed and was wounded in the foot on 21 Feb 1942. Herb embarked at “BETANO” for Darwin aboard the “KURU” on 2 Sept 1942 as a Private and was discharged 30 Dec 1942.

    Herb re-enlisted on 9 Mar 1943 and was given service No WX22356 and after leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper.

    He was discharged on 18 Feb 1947.



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