Terence John BRISCOE

BRISCOE, Terence John

Service Number: SX33560
Enlisted: 24 April 1944, Wayville, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Prospect, SA, 5 March 1926
Home Town: Nailsworth, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

24 Apr 1944: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX33560, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion


24 Apr 1944: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Wayville, SA
22 Jul 1947: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2

Occupation Force Japan - BCOF Service

Date unknown: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, SN SX33560

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On 24 April, 1944, shortly after his eighteenth birthday, Terry enlisted in the Australian Army. He served overseas alongside Lieutenant Tom ‘Diver’ Derrick VC DCM in the 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion in Borneo, including the Battle of Tarakan, before volunteering for the occupation of Japan (BCOF) from February 1946 to June 1947. On return to Australia he discharged in July 1947.

Terry dedicated much of his later years to the service of veterans. For four years Terry was a member of the Psychiatry Consumer Carer Advisory Group for Ward 17 of the Repatriation General Hospital (RGH), after which he was appointed as the veterans’ member and later elected as the Deputy Chairperson of the RGH Consumer Council.

In 2003 Terry joined the Extremely Disabled War Veterans Association (EDA SA) and in 2007 was elected President/Secretary. Terry was a member of the 2015 Veterans’ Advisory Council and was a passionate advocate on behalf of not only World War Two era veterans and their families but also younger veterans.