Clive Dubois (deceased)
Staff Sergeant
3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
Australian Army
Borneo and Malaya Veteran

Medals and Award
Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 with clasp Malaya
General Service Medal with clasps Malay Peninsula & Borneo
Australian Service Medal with clasp Thai-Malay
Defence Force Service Medal
National Medal
Australian Defence Medal
Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal
Returned from Active Service Badge

When I first enlisted, I was given a 5 digit South Australian lD number, but this was later changed to a 4 digit Northern Territory Number. (l’m a Territory boy). Basic training at Kapooka, then Corps training at Ingleburn, then onto Enoggera, 3RAR, and jungle training at Canungra prior to departure to Malaya. I served in Malaya and Borneo in the Sarawak region near Serikin.  I was also stationed at the army camp at Terendak, Malacca. R & R was sometimes at the Traders Hotel in George Town, Penang, also Singapore, KL and Port Dickson. The battalion on return settled back in Australia at Woodside. I spent time at the Infantry Centre at Ingleburn, then was posted to 43  RSAR at West Croydon SA, 4 Training Group at Hampstead and then posted to the clothing store at Keswick. We were next posted to Central Clothing Store St Kilda VIC, then a posting back to SA to AUR before another move back to Ingleburn. We then returned to SA and a posting at Keswick where I was discharged after 25 years’ service. I married whilst at Ingleburn (after returning from overseas) and lived in rented accommodation in Campbelltown NSW before moving into army quarters at Ingleburn near the training facility. The family moved with me or soon after when I was posted. Two children were born in Liverpool, NSW, and completed schooling in SA, Vic and NSW. I served in a similar location in Borneo to where my father had served previously and one day was airlifted out for a special ANZAC service held at Labuan, where bodies of prisoners from Sandakan Prisoner of War Camp/Marches are buried.  – Clive Lewis Dubois 2014