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  • John Patrick HOPKINS

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX36003

    John (IRISH) joined the Militia with Service No W96031 and was posted to 109 Anti Aircraft Training Battery on 1 Sep 1942, then transferred to 421 Heavy Anti Aircraft Gunnery School on 22 Nov 1942.

    He transferred to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 25 Feb 1943 and joined the unit on 15 May 1943 at Canungra.

    John embarked with the unit for New Guinea as a Trooper in No 7 Sect, “C” Troop, aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. After leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in No 7 Sect, “C” Troop.

    He was discharged on 18 Jun 1946.

    Hopkins JP 1.JPG


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