Five: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal. Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal all correctly named to VX42588 W. P. SHAW
Cpl Shaw’s service records are open on the national archives website
Enlisted 3rd July 1940 into the Australian Army at Caulfield, Victoria. Previous service listed in WW1 from Tasmania but did not make it overseas with cease of hostilities.
Overseas service shown as “Middle East” 6th November 1940 – 11th December 1942 serving with 2/24th Battalion
Due to illness contracted in the Middle East on his return to Australia Cpl Shaw saw service with 2nd movements group
Discharged 11th July 1946
Note: Medals come with Bible, Tobruk Seige medal, engraved “W. Shaw VX42588”, miniatures, ribbon bar and RSL badge.
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