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  1. George joined No 5 Independent Company as a Private on 9 Apr 1942 and embarked for New Guinea aboard “TAROONA” on 13 Apr 1942. He was appointed Acting Lance Sergeant on 28 Oct 1942 and Acting Sergeant on 1 Dec 1942. He enplaned to Australia on 25 Mar 1943 and was commissioned Lieutenant on 1 Aug 1943. He embarked for New Guinea aboard “MONTORO” on 29 Nov 1943 and joined the unit as a Lieutenant on 6 Jan 1944, serving in “A” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. He was transferred as an Instructor at 1st Commando Training Squadron on 14 Dec 1944 and was disc
  2. Stanley enlisted on 24 May 1940 and posted to 2/40th battalion on 12 mar 1941. He joined the unit on Timor as a Private from 2/40th Battalion, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. He left Timor from "SUAI" aboard "KURU" on 8 Jul 1942. Transferred to 34th Training Battalion on 31 Aug 1943 and promoted to Corporal on 9 Sept 1945. He was discharged on 11 Oct 1945. He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below
  3. Stanley enlisted in Citizen Military Force (Reserve) on 16 Sept 1941 and posted to 57/60th Infantry Battalion on 10 Nov 1941. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 26 Dec 1942 and posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 25 Feb 1943. He joined the unit on 15 May 1943 and 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 to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. After medical treatment and leave, he embarked for New Britain aboard “VAN OUTHOON” on 16 May 1945 and re-joined the unit as a Trooper
  4. Wallace was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 3 Section, “A” Platoon. 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 as a Trooper in No 3 Section, “A” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. After further leave and re
  5. 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. Whilst on New Britain he attended Course No 5, Flame Thrower School from 5 Jul to 9 Jul 1945. He was discharged on15 May 1946.
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    Arnold Samuel Webb

    Arnold was a member of the First Reinforcements that arrive at Dili, Timor, aboard M.V. “Kalama”, on 22 Jan 1942, prior to the Japanese landing. He joined the unit as a Private. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hides” 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. He was medically evacuated to Australia on 21 May 1944. After medical treatment he re-joined the unit on 16 Dec 1944 and embarked f
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    John Ward

    John enlisted on 9 Sept 1942 and was posted to Australian Army Service Corps on 22 Sept 1942. He attended a No 1 Course Drivers MT (Motor Transport) from 24 Oct to 21 Nov 1942. He transferred to LHQ (Land Headquarters) Training Centre, Jungle Warfare on 24 Mar 1943 and was posted to 23rd Aust Infantry Training Battalion on 5 Apr 1943. He transferred to Signals, 7th Aust Division on 5 Jun 1943. He embarked for New Guinea aboard “CANBERRA” on 26 Jul 1943. His records have no date of joining the unit on New Guinea but after medical treatment at 2/7th Aust General Hospital and 112nd Aust Con
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    James Henry Wall

    James embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 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 as a Trooper. He was discharged on 17 Apr 1946.
  9. John enlisted on 2 Jul 1940 and was posted to Guerrilla Warfare Centre, Foster, Vict on 26 Mar 1941 and was an original member of the unit, he was promoted to Acting Staff Sergeant on 11 Jul 1941 and his rank of Staff Sergeant was confirmed on 21 Nov 1941. He embarked aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Staff Sergeant in “Q” Staff, Headquarters Group. He was Killed in Action, 20 Feb 1942, when the Ration Truck was caught in an ambush, during the first landing of the Japanese on Timor. He is commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial, Panel 3. He was entitled to the
  10. Arthur (Harry) enlisted on 9 Apr 1941 and had previous service with Natal Mounted Rifles. He was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Corporal in Signals Section, Headquarters Group. He was Mentioned in Despatches, for Gallant and Distinguished Service, 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. See photo below. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes”
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    Ross Allan Wintour

    Ross enlisted in Citizen Military Force (Reserve) on 23 Sept 1941 and was posted to 25th Machine Gun Regiment. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 17 Jun 1942 and was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 25 Feb 1943. After training, Ross joined the unit on 15 May 1943 and 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 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 Se
  12. Roydon (Sep) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Lance Corporal in No 9 Section, “C” Platoon. 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 as a Corporal in No 10 Section, Headquarters Group and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. Aft
  13. George was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in R.A.M.C. Section, Headquarters Group. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942. He was in and out of hospital for some time in 1943 and 1944, was sent to Reallocation Section, 21 Jan 1944 and transferred to Headquarters of 3rd Australian Corps, 7 Feb 1944. He was discharged on 8 Aug 1946. He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Me
  14. William (Bill) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Signaller in Signals Section, Headquarters Group. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942. Transferred to 1st Lines of Communication Provost Company on 22 Apr 1943 and was promoted to Acting Corporal on 7 May 1943. Bill attended No 15 Qld Lines of Communication Area Junior Leaders Course from 15 Jun to 29 Jun 1943 and was confirmed Corporal on 3 Mar 1944. He transferred to W.A. Lines o
  15. Jefferson (Rocky) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 8 Section, “C” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942. He transferred as an Instructor to 1st Commando Training Squadron from 19 Aug to 25 Oct 1943, then to 9th Command Royal Engineers Workshop on 12 Oct 1944 and embarked for MOROTAI with them aboard “SEA RAY” on 11 Apr 1945. He returned to Australia on 11 Jul 1945 and transferred to 124th Australian General
  16. Frederick was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 6 Section, “B” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942. He transferred as an Instructor to 1st Commando Training Squadron on 14 Apr 1943, 29th Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 27 Apr 1943, 18th Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 25 Jun 1943 and 1st Australian Service Training Battalion on 13 Oct 1943. He embarked for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTR
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    Roy Wilkerson

    Royce (Roy) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Lance Corporal in No 9 Section, “C” Platoon. 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 as a Lance Corporal in No 9 Section, “C” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. After fu
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    Jack WICKS

    Jack was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 9 Section, “C” Platoon. He embarked from “BETANO” for Australia on 16 Nov 1942. He transferred to 26th Employment Company on 12 Feb 1943 and re-joined the unit on 2 Jul 1943. 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. He was appointed paid Lance Corporal on 25 Jan 1945 and after leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britai
  19. Mervyn (Doc) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 8 Section, “C” Platoon. 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 as a Trooper in the Transport Section, Headquarters Group. As the unit had no transport, the Transport Sect was used as another fi
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    Francis Sidney West

    Francis (Syd) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 4 Section, “B” Platoon. He then joined No 7 Section, “C” Platoon. He embarked for Australia on 17 Sept 1942. Syd transferred as an Instructor to 35th Infantry Training Battalion, 27 Nov 1942, 5th Garrison Battalion, 13 Feb 1943 and was discharged on 26 Jan 1944.
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    Eric Weller

    Eric was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 3 Section, “A” Platoon. 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 as a Trooper No 8 Section, “C” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. After leave and reorganization,
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    Bay Webber

    Bay embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 6 section, “B” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. After leave he re-joined the unit on New Britain and served as a Trooper in No 6 section, “B” Troop. He was discharged on 12 Mar 1946.
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    Roy William Watson

    Roy (Duck) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. 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 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 Private in No 2 Section, “A” Troop and retu
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    Alexander Wares

    Alexander (Scotty) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Corporal in the R.A.M.C. Section, Headquarters Group. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942. He let the unit on 13 Sept 1943 and was discharged on 20 Dec 1943. Alex was made a Life Member of the Association in 1976. He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
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    Stanley John Ward

    Stanley was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 9 Section, “C” Platoon. 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 as a Corporal in Headquarters Group and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. After further leave and reorga
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