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  • James Francis CAPELLI


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX27727

    James enlisted in the Citizens Military Force (Reserve) with Service No W13328 and posted to Petrol Company, Australian Army Service Corps, (AASC).  He transferred to Headquarters, 3rd Australian Corps, AASC on 8 Nov 1941 and then back to Petrol Company, AASC on 21 Mar 1942.

    He transferred to the A.I.F. on 4 Aug 1942 and promoted Acting Corporal on 23 Nov 1942. He reverted to Private on 5 Feb 1943 and posted to 21st Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 25 Aug 1944 and then to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 28 Nov 1944.

    He joined the 2/2nd at Canungra, Qld on 31 Jan 1945 and embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper.

    He returned to Australia aboard "TAROONA" on 15 Sept 1945 and was discharged on 10 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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    Edited by Peter Epps


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