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[ H656 ] RARE ww2 Australian 1st Para Bn Tunic and Beret won MC With Z force Borneo ON HOLD P
H656 RARE & Superb ww2 Australian 1st Para Bn Tunic & Beret that belonged to Captain Eric Edmeades 1ST Australian Para bn who won the Military Cross while attached to Z force commando operations with Z special force .
The tunic has his name inside the sleeve at the shoulder where quite a lot of guys put their names in tunics.
The set consists of the following - the Tunic, the ww2 dated shirt, Beret with badge ,Sam brown belt & a post ww2 Military Tie.
This soldier was a real fighting man, ton of guts & tough as nails.
I have added a few random images from a book his story is told in. I hope they can be read once on the site , I couldn't get them any larger or clearer.
Service Record on the AWM site is as follows.
Name- EDMEADES, ERIC ARTHUR
Australian Army Service Number - SX11095
Date of Birth- 2 Sep 1920
Place of Birth -NORTH BENGAL, INDIA
Date of Enlistment-27 Jan 1941
Locality on Enlistment-NORTH UNLEY, SA
Place of Enlistment-ADELAIDE, SA
Next of Kin-EDMEADES, GERTRUDE
Date of Discharge-18 Jul 1946
Posting at Discharge-Z SPEC UNIT
WW2 Honours and Gallantry-Military Cross
Prisoner of War-No
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