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Headquarters: a brief outline of the activities of headquarters of the third division and the 8th and 14th Brigades during their service in the Pacific

Signalman J. A. Casey

Signalman J. A. Casey

Signalman Casey was by trade a shepherd. Prior to joining the overseas forces at Papakura Camp in April 1941 he already had a year's territorial service to his credit. He sailed with an early infantry draft to Fiji and later, while the divison was located in New Caledonia, transferred to Divisional Signals in July 1943, being posted as linesman to D section. He remained in this capacity through Guadalcanal, Vella Lavella and Nissan, and for the continued tireless and efficient manner in which he performed his many difficult duties was mentioned in despatches, at the age of 25.