Diary of Wilfred James Channon, from 13 August 1940 to 14 March 1942. It covers campaigns in Palestine, North Africa, Greece and Lebanon/Syria. It is part of a collection including a diary, photographs, documents and medals relating to the service of Wilfred James Channon during World War II.
Wilfred James Channon, service number VX18392, was born in West Wyalong, NSW, on 10 November 1900. He enlisted at Caulfield, Melbourne, on 29 May 1940. He was twice mentioned in Dispatches while holding the rank of Sergeant - details published in the London Gazette, 30 December 1941 (page 7360, position 11) and 23 June 1942. He was discharged 14 June 1944 at the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1, while posted at the H Q First Australian Army.
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DIARY OF WO/2 W.J. CHANNON, VX 18392, 13.8.1940 TO 14.3.1942. TYPED TRANSCRIPT WITH PHOTOGRAPHS. COVERS CAMPAIGNS IN, PALESTINE, NORTH AFRICA, GREECE AND LEBANON - SYRIA.
Typed transcript of diary with photographs.
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), Mrs Channon, 17/11/1980
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