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World War 2 veterans - Clyde Jones war record summary

Last updated on 25-Oct-20

CLYDE DAVID JONES                    

VX 46864

7th then 9th Division, 26th Brigade, 2/24th Infantry Battalion

MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA - TOBRUK

POW ITALY

 

15.7.1940   Enlisted Caulfield, Melbourne, 22 years old, from Phillip Island

22.4.40    15th Infantry Training Battalion, Shepparton

11.9.40     Posted to 2/24th Battalion, Wangaratta

16.11.40   Embarked from Melbourne aboard HMT Strathmore

17.12.40   Disembarked Middle East

30.4.1941  Surrounded by German tanks, Tobruk

1.5.41      No ammunition left, surrendered

May 41 – Sep 41   In transit at sea and POW transit camps in Italy

26.4.41 – 25.4.1943   POW In notorious campo 57 Grupignano near Udin

26.4.43 – 9.9.43  POW in further two Italian POW Work Camps. 

9.9.43       Escaped from POW Campo 106, Vercelli, Northern Italy. Headed for the Alps

13.10.43  Reported as arrived in Switzerland over the Alps on foot

11.10.1944  Embarked from Italy for Australia via Middle East and Bombay

17.11.44  Disembarked USS “General A E Anderson” troop ship Melbourne

Nov 44 – April 1945  several months in hospitals and rehabilitation, then General Divisional Duties

29.1.1945  Discharge approved: “AMR&O 253A (R.184A) (1) (h)” - for employment in an essential service.

6.4.1945  Discharged from Royal Park barracks, Melbourne