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    John Henry Steen

    SEE JOHN HENRY STAFFORD VX18894
  2. Hi Christy Glad to hear from you. I'm currently adding the info into each mans Bio in the "men of the 2/2" section and am in the "M's" at the moment, if you click on some of the names in the A to L you will see what I'm doing. The info I have is purely 2/2 orientated, so if you or the family wish to add any other info please don't hesitate to let us know. A good example is Alan Luby NX55531, I have his 2/2 info and Ed Willis has added a lot more to his story. We also would like 1 or 2 photos of each soldier for their Bio and the only known one of your dad is this not so good one, so
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    L to R Tom Towers; Les Anderson; Len bagley
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    Rear John Fowler: L-R. Francis Thorpe; jack Prior; Roy Watson
  5. Bill Epps LH middle two: Gerry Green 3rd from Right back row
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    Ronald Lawson Dook

    Ronald was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 7 Section, “C” Platoon. He was promoted to Corporal on Timor and after the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on either 11 Dec 1942 or 16 Dec 1942, as the embarkation rolls do not differentiate. After leave and reorganization, he embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 Sergeant in No 10 Section, Headquarters Group. Ronald left the unit in New Guinea and Tran
  7. George enlisted on 26 Feb 1942 and was posted to 48th Infantry Battalion on 3 Apr 1942 and transferred to 108th Anti Aircraft Regiment on 11 Sept 1942. He was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 6 Mar 1943 and joined the unit on 15 May 1943. He embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper. He was Medevac by plane to Australia on 2 Sept 1944. He was discharged on 11 Oct 1945. He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
  8. Robert (Bob) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Sapper in Engineers Section, Headquarters Group. He and Sapper Richards blew the Dili Aerodrome in the initial assault by the Japanese on 19/20 Feb 1942. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on either 11 Dec 1942 or 16 Dec 1942, as the embarkation rolls do not differentiate. After Timor he transferred to Royal Australian Engineers and was discharged on 6 Dec 1945.
  9. Christopher joined the unit on Timor as a Sergeant from 2/40th Battalion, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. He was one of the former Koepang men, who moved to the village of Mape for intensive commando training and on 8 May 1942, they were formed into a new Platoon, “D” Platoon under the command of Lieutenant Turton and later under Lt Doig. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on either 11 Dec 1942 or 16 Dec 1942, as the embarkation rolls do not differentiate. He was discharged on 7 Feb 1945.
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    John Whittington

    John enlisted on 11 Nov 1941 and posted to 2/40th Battalion on 15 Dec 1941. He joined the unit on Timor as a Private from 2/40th Battalion, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. He was on Berwin Dennis’s full nominal roll which was compiled on Timor in August and September of 1942. He was Wounded in Action on Timor, no date given. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942. He embarked for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 5 Jun 1945 and joined Headquarters 1st Australian Army on 21 Jun 1
  11. Archibald enlisted on 1 Jul 1940 and was posted to 2/40th Battalion on 2 Jul 1940. He joined the unit on Timor as a Private from 2/40th Battalion, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. He was on Berwin Dennis’s full nominal roll which was compiled on Timor in August and September of 1942. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942. He transferred to 2/12th Battalion on 27 Jul 1943 and embarked with them for New Guinea aboard “KATOOMBA” on 17 Aug 1943 and returned to Australia with them aboar
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    Gordon Rex Watts

    Gordon enlisted in Citizen Military Force (Reserve) on 7 Jan 1942 and posted to 9th Supply Reserve Company. He transferred to 15th Supply Depot on 29 Oct 1943 and transferred to the A.I.F. on 22 Feb 1944, then transferred to 90th Supply Platoon on 10 May 1944. He was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 24 Nov 1944 and joined the unit on 31 Jan 1945. He embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper. He embarked for Australia aboard “TAROONA” on 10 Sept 1945 and was discharged on 29 Nov 1945. He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacifi
  13. Horace joined the unit on Timor as a Private from 2/40th Battalion, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. He embarked for Australia on 22 Aug 1942 and was discharged on 21 Feb 1943.
  14. Albert (Jack) enlisted on and posted to 2/40th Battalion on 1 Jul 1940. He was promoted to Acting Orderly Room Sergeant on the same date. He was promoted to Staff Sergeant on 1 Jan 1941 and joined the unit on Timor as a Staff Sergeant from 2/40th Battalion, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. Late in Mar 1942, he was part of Lt Doig's No 13 Section, comprising men, from the Koepang end of Timor, that were stationed at Maliana to patrol the boarder area. He later became part of "H" Force, 2 Officers and eleven other ranks, which, in Jul 1942, was detailed to patrol the east end of T
  15. Donald (Don) joined the unit on New Guinea as a Trooper and served in No 10 Section, Headquarters Group 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 8 Section, “C” Troop. He was discharged on 30 Jan 1946.
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    Thomas Keith Wilson

    Thomas (Horse) was a Corporal Instructor at Canungra, Qld and joined the unit from there. 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. After leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in No 9 Section, “C” Troop. he was appointed Lance Corporal whilst on New Britain. He was discharged on 19 Jun 1946.
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    Keith Graham Wilson

    Keith enlisted on 9 Dec 1941 and was posted to 14th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery and embarked for New Guinea with them on 25 Jun 1942 as a Private. He was appointed Lance Bombardier on 8 Sept 1943 and returned to Australia aboard “KATOOMBA” on 5 Feb 1944. He joined the unit on 31 Jan 1945 and embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper. He left the unit on 26 Dec 1945 and returned to Australia on 5 Apr 1946. He was discharged on 10 May 1946. He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-4
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    Edwin Oscar Wilson

    Edwin joined the unit on Timor as a Signaller from 2/1st Fortress Signals, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. He embarked for Australia on 9 Aug 1942 and was discharged on 1 Aug 1947.
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    David Roy Williams

    David was a member of the First Reinforcements that arrive at Dili, Timor, aboard M.V. “Koolama”, on 22 Jan 1942, prior to the Japanese landing. He joined the unit as a Private. David embarked for Australia at “SUAI” aboard “KURU” on 8 Jul 1942 and was discharged on 16 Sept 1942. He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
  20. Douglas joined the unit on Timor as a Lieutenant from Sparrow Force Army Service Corps, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. He embarked at “SUAI” for Darwin aboard the “KURU” on 25 Jul 1942 as a Lieutenant. He was discharged on 18 Dec 1945.
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    Charles Williams

    Charles embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in No 1 Section, “A” Troop. He was discharged on 8 Jan 1946.
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    Ernest Clyde WilcoX

    Ernest (Willy) was a member of the First Reinforcements that arrive at Dili, Timor, aboard M.V. “Koolama”, on 22 Jan 1942, prior to the Japanese landing. He joined the unit as a Private and served in No 7 Section, “C” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hides” on either 11 Dec 1942 or 16 Dec 1942, as the embarkation rolls do not differentiate. 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 7 Section, “C” Troop and returned t
  23. Raymond joined the unit on New Guinea and served in the Headquarters Group as a Trooper and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. He was discharged on 4 Jul 1945.
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    John Harold Went

    John 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. After leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in No 2 Section, “A” Troop. He was discharged on 16 Jul 1946.
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    Bernard Ashton Weir

    Bernard embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper 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. He was discharged on 19 Oct 1945.
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