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2/9th Australian Commando Squadron

26th July 2022

VX107177 Lance Corporal Donald Munro MacPherson

WW2 2/9th Australian Commando Squadron

Born on 14th August 1921 in Richmond, Victoria and Don enlisted in the Citizens Military Forces in Brunswick, Victoria on 10 September 1941 and was allotted Army Number V310176. On the 18th August 1942 he volunteered for overseas service and was transferred to the 2nd Australian Imperial Force and allotted number VX107177. Don initially served in Australia with the 15th Australian Field Regiment and then 2nd Australian Field Artillery Training Regiment. He volunteered for commando training on 17 March 1944 and was posted to 1st Australian Cavalry (Commando) Training Squadron at Canungra. On 14 October 1944- Don embarked on SS Katoomba from Townsville, for service in New Guinea with the 2/9th Australian Commando Squadron.

Don served in New Guinea from 14 October 1944 to 4 February 1946 and departed

New Guinea on the 4th of February 1946 and was discharged on 13 February 1946 at Royal Park in Melbourne.

Summary of War Service

Citizens Military Forces- 5 November 1941 217 August 1942

2 nd Australian Imperial Force- 18th of August 1942 to 13 February 1946

Total period of service 1,562 days with Active Service in Australia of 923 days and Overseas Service 479 days.


1939 to 45 Star

Pacific Star

War medal

Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Returned from Active Service Badge No.242419

Australian Service Medal 1945 to 75 with bar SW Pacific.


26th July 2022

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