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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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    Albert James Walsh

    Albert was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Corporal 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. He transferred to Far East Liaison Office on 16 Dec 1943 and served the rest of the war with them, being discharged on 3 Dec 1945. Albert was made a Life Member of the Association in 1955.
  5. William was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private. 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 12 Apr 1946.
  6. Francis 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. He was discharged on 27 Jan 1945.
  7. David 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. He was Killed in Action near BOBANARO during the Japanese August Push, on 12 Aug 1942 and is buried at Ambon War Cemetery, Plot 19. Row C. Grave 8. He is the brother of 2/2nd member, WX13510 Francis James. He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
  8. Norman 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. It is believed he served with the unit on New Guinea. He was discharged on 20 Sept 1944.
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    Kevin Waddington

    Kevin 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. He transferred as an Instructor, to 1st Commando Training Squadron on 14 Apr 1943 and as an Instructor, 29th Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 27 Apr 1943 and then served with the Accounts Office, 21 Sept 1943. Kevin was promoted to Corporal on 14 Mar 1944 and Sergeant on 15 Sept 1945 and was
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    John Reay Young

    John joined the unit on Timor as a Private 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 20 Nov 1945.
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    Donald Claude Young

    Donald 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. After leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with
  12. John enlisted on 12 Jun 1940 and joined the unit on Timor as a Private from Sparrow Force Headquarters, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 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 1 Sept 1948. He has service number 346135 which generally denotes service post WW2.
  13. Arthur (Tarzan) enlisted in Citizen Military Force (Reserve) on 12 Jul 1941 and was posted to 4th Army Troops, Royal Australian Engineers. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 21 Jul 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in Headquarters of “A” Platoon. He was part of "H" Force, 2 Officers and eleven other ranks, which, in Jul 1942, was detailed to patrol the east end of Timor and protect the Northern Flank of the unit from a surprize attack from the Japanese and also to procure supplies from this productive area. H
  14. Richard enlisted on 7 Jun 1941 and was posted to 2/13th Field Regiment,Royal Australian Artillery. He embarked for the Middle East on 1 Sept 1941 and returned to Australia aboard "WEST POINT" on 1 Mar 1943. He was posted to1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 1 Feb 1943 and joined the unit on 15 May 1943. 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 reorganization, he embarked for New Brita
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    Alexander Voevodin

    Alex enlisted in Citizen Military Force (Reserve) on 31 Dec 1941 and posted to 15th Garrison Battalion. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 8 Aug 1942 and was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training squadron on 25 Feb 1943. 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 6 Section, “B” 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 6 Section, “B”
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    George James Veitch

    George enlisted in Citizen Military force (reserve) on 7 Aug 1940 and was posted to 8th Battalion. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 3 Oct 1941. He 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. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hides” on 16 Dec 1942. He left the unit on 26 Apr 1943 and transferred to the following, 29th Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 28 Apr 1943, 1st Australian Ser
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    John James Veal

    John (Jim "Bye Bye" 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. 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. He transferred to 2/6th Field Company Engineers on 29 Dec 1943 and then to 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion on 29 Jan 1944. John em
  18. Clarence 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 was evacuated from Timor on 24 May 1942. Clarrie was transferred to 22nd Employment Company, 25 Jun 1943, 23rd Australian Garrison Battalion, 11 Aug 1943, 19th Australian Garrison Battalion, 28 Jan 1944, Australian Training Centre (Jungle Warfare) 15 Jan 1945 and 2/16th Infantry Battalion, 11 May 1945. He was discharged on 14 Jan 1946. Clarence was made a Life member of the Association in 1971.
  19. Raymond (George) 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 either 11 Dec 1942 or 16 Dec 1942, as the embarkation rolls do not differentiate. He transferred to 2/7th Infantry battalion in Jul 1943 and was wounded at Balikpapan, Borneo, 1 Jul 1945 He was discharged on 21 Jan 1946.
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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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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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