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  • Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX11951

    Jack was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 9 Section, “C” Platoon. He embarked from “BETANO” for Australia on 16 Nov 1942.

    He transferred to 26th Employment Company on 12 Feb 1943 and re-joined the unit on 2 Jul 1943. He embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 9 Section, “C” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. He was appointed paid Lance Corporal on 25 Jan 1945 and after leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Lance Corporal in No 9 section, “C” Troop. He transferred to 4th Heavy Battery on 29 Nov 1945 and returned to Australia aboard “KATOOMBA” 16 Dec 1945 and was discharged on 22 Jan 1946.

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

     

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    Edited by Peter Epps



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