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  • Roy William WATSON


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX13118

    Roy (Duck) enlisted on 17 May 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 2 Section, “A” Platoon. He was involved with the defence of Dili Aerodrome on the night 19/20 Feb 1942.

    After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942.                    

    After leave and reorganization, he embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 2 Section, “A” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. Roy was appointed Paid Lance Corporal on 25 Jan 1945 and embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Corporal in No 2 Section, “A” Troop. He was promoted Acting Corporal on 18 Aug 1945. He returned to Australia on 29 Jan 1946 and was discharged on 21 Mar 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 

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    Edited by Peter Epps


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