Kenneth Joseph (K J) ARBON

ARBON, Kenneth Joseph

Service Numbers: 307134, S7537, SX20179
Enlisted: 22 April 1937, 3/23 Light Horse Regiment
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd/12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Narridy, South Australia , 4 September 1917
Home Town: Narridy, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Narridy Primary School, South Australia
Occupation: Wheat Farmer
Died: Natural Causes, Crystal Brook South Australia , 22 July 2001, aged 83 years
Cemetery: Crystal Brook Cemetery, South Australia
Row 14 Grave 19D
Memorials: Crystal Brook District WW2 Roll of Honour, Narridy and District Honour Roll
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Non Warlike Service

22 Apr 1937: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), 307134, 3/23 Light Horse Regiment

World War 2 Service

10 Feb 1942: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), S7537, 9 Motor Regiment
18 Jul 1942: Involvement Lieutenant, SX20179
18 Jul 1942: Involvement Lieutenant, S7537
18 Jul 1942: Enlisted Puckapunyal, VIC
18 Jul 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Lieutenant, SX20179, 2nd/12th Infantry Battalion
2 May 1944: Promoted Australian Army (Post WW2), Lieutenant, 9 Motor Regiment
7 Feb 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Lieutenant, SX20179, 2nd/12th Infantry Battalion
7 Feb 1946: Discharged
Date unknown: Involvement

My Father

KJ was my beautiful Father. Whilst he rarely mentioned WW2, I know it meant a lot to him.
What he did tell me was about the wonderful Papua New Guineans. The beautiful Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels, as they referred to.

Dad served on the Kokoda Trail, and whilst he related little to me about those times, he was proud to have been at the Witnessing of the Peace Treaty in 1945.

My Father was a beautiful, peace loving man. I still love him and miss him with all my heart.

RIP, KJ 😞💜

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