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    Norman Tillett

    Norman enlisted on 15 May 1942 and was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 22 Dec 1942. After training he embarked for New Guinea aboard “KATOOMBA” on 17 Feb 1943 and joined the unit as a Trooper on New Guinea on 25 Jun 1943 and served in No 5 Section, “B” Troop. He embarked for Australia aboard “KATOOMBA” on 6 Apr 1944 and returned to New Guinea aboard “TAROONA” on 23 Jun 1944 and re-joined the unit. He 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
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    Gerard Gordon Tuohy

    Gerard (Gerry) was a reinforcement officer joining the unit as a Lieutenant on New Guinea 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 Lieutenant, Officer Commanding, No 5 Section, “B” Troop. He was discharged on 3 Jan 1946. Gerry also has Service No 337567 which usually denotes post war service but his papers are not yet released.
  3. William (Bill) served with the unit on New Guinea as a Signaller, in Signals Section, Headquarters Group but served mainly in “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 Signaller in Signals Section, Headquarters Group. He was discharged on 10 Sept 1946.
  4. William was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Staff Sergeant, in Headquarters Group. 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 4 Apr 1946.
  5. Herbert (Bert) enlisted on 4 Jan 1942 and was posted to 24th Battalion on 11 May 1942. He was posted to the Guerrilla Warfare Centre at Foster, Vict on 14 Oct 1942 and was transferred to 2/5th Independent Company and embarked for New Guinea as a Trooper in with them aboard “TAROONA” on 8 Dec 1942. He served with 2/5th until transferring to the 2/2nd as a Trooper in Headquarters Section, “B” Troop on 1 Jul 1943 and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. After spending some time in hospital, he embarked for New Britain aboard “DUNTROON” on 2 May 1945 and re-joined
  6. Lindsay (Shorty) enlisted in Citizens Military Force (Reserve) on 21 Jul 1941 and was posted to 29th Infantry Battalion on 16 Sept 1941, he transferred to the A.I.F. on 29 Jan 1943. He was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 23 Feb 1943 and after training,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 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 un
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    George Edward Tait

    George embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Signaller. He was discharged on 20 Nov 1945.
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    John Michael Taylor

    John enlisted in Citizen Military Force (Reserve) on 19 Apr 1942 and posted to 2nd Australian Motor Transport Regiment on 16 May 1942. He was transferred to 4th Australian Motor Transport Regiment on 13 Jul 1942, which became the 1st Australian Motor Transport Regiment on 25 Jul 1942. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 16 Sept 1942 and embarked for New Guinea aboard “CANBERRA” on 2 Feb 1943, he joined the unit as a Trooper on 25 Jun 1943. He was accidently wounded in the leg, on 5 Nov 1943, but remained on duty. He returned to Australia aboard “KATOOMBA” on 12 Apr 1944. John re-joined the unit on
  9. Roland enlisted in Citizen Military Force (Reserve) on 4 Jan 1941 and posted to Eastern Command Fortress Signals on 1 Jul 1941. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 22 Apr 1941 and transferred to the A.I.F on 17 Sept 1942. There appears to be a page of his service papers missing from Nov 1942 to Feb 1943. He embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper. He was Medevac to Australia aboard the 2/1st Australian Hospital Ship on 6 Jun 1944 and did not return to the unit. He served in Australia until he was discharged on 15 Apr 1946. He was e
  10. Ronald enlisted and was posted to 75th Light Aid Detachment on 20 Aug 1941. He joined the unit on Timor as a Lance Corporal from 75th Light Aid Detachment, 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 16 Dec 1942. Ron transferred to 2nd
  11. Thomas enlisted on 14 Jul 1941 and was posted to Guerrilla Warfare Centre at Foster, Vict on 26 Sept 1942. After training he joined the unit as a Signaller on 25 Dec 1942 at Larrimah, N.T. After leave and reorganization, he embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Signaller in Signals Section, Headquarters Group and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. After further leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Signaller in Signals Section, Headquarters Group. Thom
  12. Francis (Slim) 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 Trooper in No 2 Section, “A” Troop. He was discharged on 25 Mar 1946.
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    Jack Thomson

    Jack (Porky) 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. He took part in the raid on Dili, on night of 15-16 May 1942, as a member of the diversion party. 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. He was discharged on 23 Apr 1943.
  14. This man is also known as John Daniel Thomas Daniels and John Henry Thomas Daniels. Jon (Dan and Combined Ops) enlisted on 24 Apr 1942 and was posted to No 8 Independent Company on 21 Sept 1942, he was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 21 Jan 1943. He embarked for New Guinea aboard "CANBERRA" on 4 Feb 1943 and joined the unit on 25 Jun 1943 as a Trooper and served in Transport Section, Headquarters Group. As the unit had no transport, the Transport Sect was used as another Section. He was Medevac to Australia aboard "KATOOMBA" on 6 Apr 1944 and after treatment, return
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    Joseph Alfred Tell

    Joseph joined the unit on Timor as a Private, 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. There is no date of him leaving the unit, as some of the early embarkation rolls from Timor are missing. He was discharged 13 Jan 1944.
  16. Ronald (Babe) 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 Sapper in Engineers Section, Headquarters Group. 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 Sapper in Engineers Section, Headquarters Group.
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    Ralph Sydney Taylor

    Ralph joined the unit on Timor as a Corporal 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 either 11 Dec 1942 or 16 Dec 1942, as the embarkation rolls do not differentiate. He was discharged on 23 Oct 1945.
  18. Donald (Don) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Lieutenant, Officer Commanding, Engineers Platoon, Headquarters Group. On 8 May 1942, he took command of the newly formed “D” Platoon, which comprise his Engineers and the trained Koepang men. He was promoted to Temporary Captain on 4 Jul 1942 and Captain on 1 Sept 1942. He was Mentioned in Despatches (MID), 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
  19. Thomas (Tommy) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in Headquarters, “B” 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 Transport Section, Headquarters Group. As the unit had no transport, the Transport Sect was used as another figh
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    George Ormond Timms

    George 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. He transferred over to No 7 Section in early March and late Jul 1942 it was decided to form a small detachment, called “H” Force, comprising of 2 Officers and 10 other ranks, to serve as far right-flank protection for the unit. George was selected for this assignment. 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
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    Edward Miles Timcke

    Edward 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. When the unit was disbanded he transferred to Water Transport on Rabaul and was discharged 3 Jun 1946.
  22. Norman was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Lance Corporal in No 4 Section, “B” Platoon. He took part in both the raid on Dili, on night of 15-16 May 1942 and the ambush and killing of the “Singapore Tiger”, 22 Jun 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 J
  23. Eric was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in Headquarters, “B” 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. Transferred as an Instructor to 1st Commando Training Squadron on 19 Apr 1943, 29th Australian Infantry Training Battalion, 27 Apr 1943 and re-joined the unit in time to embarked with them for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a La
  24. Lewis (Lew) 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. 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 116th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment on 7 Jul 1943 and discharged on 10 Jan 1944.
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    Alexander Thomson

    Alexander was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 5 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. 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 5 Section, “B” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 25 Jan 1945 and after further leave and reorganization, he
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