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    Engineers Section, "D" Platoon, Timor 1942 Rear L to R 1. H E James, 2. W N J Howell, 3. G I Green, 4. A J Martin, 5. W E March. Front L to R 1. W T Epps, 2. G H Strickland Notice the fire power of group. Green has a snipers rifle and the other 4 in rear have Tommy Guns, both in front have Bren Guns.
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    Wilson's Promontory 1941 Rear L to R 1. R Cole, 2. Dr C R Dunkley, 3. T G Nisbet. 4. C F G McKenzie. Front L to R 1. J C Burridge, 2. G G Laidlaw.
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    Wilson's Promontory 1941. L to R 1. T G Nisbet, 2. A Campbell, 3. J A Rose.
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    Batchelor Aerodrome N.T. Nov 1941 Rear l to R 1. B T Gannon, 2. H Botterill, 3. R E E Tatum, 4. G F Bayliss. Front L to R 1. G F Greenhalgh, 2. BJ McMahon
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    Nullarbor Plain 1941 on way to Wilson's Promontory. Rear L to R 1. H T Crowder, 2. G W Hislop, 3. P Alexander, 4. T Paull, 5. Unknown Front L to R 1. T F D Towers, 2. A Davidson, 3. A J Lane, 4. K M Hayes
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    No 3 Section, Wayville South Australia 1941 Rear, L to R 1. B C Langridge, 2. G E Pendergrast, 3. B A Brown, 4. W H Rowan Robinson, 5. G B Holmes Front, L to R 1. RK Palmer, 2. W G Cooper, 3, E Weller, 4. H A Longbottom,
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    Maxwell John Bowden NX108912 No 1 Section New Guinea
  8. Ernest (Dudley) enlisted in Citizen Military Force (Reserves) on 12 Dec 1938 and was promoted to Corporal on 3 Apr 1939, Sergeant 1 Jul 1939 and commissioned Lieutenant on 25 Aug 1939. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 18 Jul 1940 and was promoted to Lieutenant. He was posted to 8th Division, Australian Army Service Corps(AASC) on 24 Jul 1940 and was promoted to captain on 17 Oct 1940 and transferred to Headquarters, 8th Division, AASC on 21 May 1941. He was attached to No 1 Advanced Maintenance Party, Sparrow Force and embarked for Timor aboard M.V. RUYS on 6 Jun 1941. He joined the unit o
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    Horace Roy John

    Horace joined the unit on Timor as a Private from 2/40th Battalion after the fall of Koepang, approx. Mar 1942 and embarked with the unit for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942. He was discharged on 9 Nov1945.
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    Part of Original Sapper Section 1941 L to R Bill Epps, Bill Howell, Jim Veal, George Strickland, Frank Browne, Harvey James
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    No 5 Section, B Troop Faita New Guinea 1944. Back Row L to R Bill Rogers Davidson, Ray Parry, Jim McLaughlin, Alex Thomson, Harold Brooker, Godfrey Merritt, Alec Stewart, Norm Tillett, Edgar Rowe. Squatting L to R Don Young, Arch Claney.
  12. William served as a Sapper in 5th Field Company Engineers in WW1 from 14 Feb 1916 and was awarded a Distinguish Conduct Medal and promoted to Lieutenant and awarded a Military Cross, discharged 2 Mar 1920. He was awarded an Efficiency Decoration between the Wars for service in 10th Battalion in Citizen Military Force (Reserves). He enlisted in the A.I.F. on 2 Jul 1940 and appointed Temporary Colonel on 6 Oct 1941. He was appointed Temporary Brigadier and posted to Headquarters, Sparrow Force on 12 Feb 1942. He joined the unit on Timor from Headquarters, Sparrow Force, after the fall of Koepang
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    Joseph Henry Thomas

    Joseph enlisted on 1 Sept 1941 and posted to Engineer Training Depot on 25 Sept 1941. He was promoted Acting Corporal on 11 Nov 1941 and Acting Sergeant on 3 Dec 1941 and transferred to Australian Army Service Corps, Sparrow Force on 9 Jan 1942. He joined the unit on Timor from 2/40 Battalion, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. He returned to Australia aboard "KURU" on 8 Aug 1942. He transferred to M.G.O. Design Division on 19 Aug 1943, then to 25th Australian Maintenance Platoon on 22 Sept 1943. He transferred back to M.G.O. Design Division on 18 Jan 1944 and his rank of Serg
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    John Chisholm

    John joined the unit as a captain on Timor after the fall of Koepang approx. Mar 1942. His service papers are not available so nothing is known about his service.
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    Ian Sydney Scott

    Ian joined the unit on Timor as a Captain from Australian Army Service Corps, Sparrow Force, after the fall of Koepang, approx March 1942. We have no record of him leaving Timor as his service papers are not yet available.
  16. Timothy joined the unit as a Major, on Timor from Headquarters, Sparrow Force, after the fall of Koepang, approx March 1942. It is not known when he was evacuated from Timor as his service file is not available. He was Mentioned in Despatches, London Gazette, 25 May 1943 and in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No 119-3 Jun 1943. These are the two Gazettes for the Timor Campaign. He is known to have been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire, Military Division, (MBE), London Gazette, dated 29 Apr 1944. Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, (DSO) London
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