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Australia, Commonwealth. A Group of Six, 2/13th Australian Field Company, Australian Imperial Force

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Australia, Commonwealth. A Group of Six, 2/13th Australian Field Company, Australian Imperial Force

1939-1945 Star (QX21481 S.A. MANNING); Africa Star (QX21481 S.A. MANNING); Pacific Star (QX21481 S.A. MANNING); Defence Medal (QX21481 S.A. MANNING); War Medal 1939-1945 (QX21481 S.A. MANNING); and Australian Service Medal 1939-1945 (QX21481 S.A. MANNING). Naming is officially impressed. Court-mounted, spotting on the Stars, contact marks, replacement ribbons, very fine.

 

Footnote: Sydney Alfred Manning enlisted in 2/13th Australian Field Company on May 6, 1941, his medals marked "QX" ("Q" for Queensland, "X" for Australian Imperial Forces). He attained the rank of Lance Sergeant and was discharged on December 20, 1945. For his Second World War service, he was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the Africa Star, the Pacific Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal 1939-1945 and the Australian Service Medal 1939-1945. The 2/13th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army, which served during the Second World War. Formed in April 1940 from volunteers drawn primarily from New South Wales, as part of the 20th Brigade of the 7th Division, the battalion served in North Africa in 1941-1942, after being reassigned to the 9th Division. While most of the 9th Division was withdrawn from Tobruk, during October 1942, the battalion remained and fought alongside the new garrison built around the British 70th Division. Following the lifting of the siege, the battalion returned to Australia during 1943. It later took part in campaigns against the Japanese in New Guinea in 1943-1944 and Borneo in 1945, before being disbanded in 1946.

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