Norman S Pearce, 2/5th Infantry Battalion, 6th Division. 1,558 days of military service on foreign soil. Service in Libya against the Italians, in Greece (and Crete) against the Germans, in Syria against the Vichy French and New Guinea against the Japanese.
“We won no Victoria Crosses; we were not famous; but we proved ourselves in Bardia and for sheer dependability and duty well done, we have no better” (Anon, introduction to ‘All the King’s Enemies, a History of the 2/5th Australian Infantry Battalion’ 1988).
Also, in memory of an uncle I never met.
Gunner TJ Ryan, 4th anti tank regiment
Date of Death: 14/7/1943, age 24 years.
Place of Death: Siam