Pair: General Service Medal 1918-62, (EIIR), - two clasps - Bomb & Mine Clearance 1945-56, Malaya; BCOF Medal 1946-1952. 6/903 Cpl. D.B.Fry, R.A.E. on first medal, D.B.Fry on second medal. Both medals impressed. Extremely fine.
Together with B.C.O.F. Association New South Wales badge, with year attachment for (19)91; 1st Australian Bomb Disposal Unit Medal Roll with Clasps Bomb and Mine Clearance 1945-53 and 1945-56 for awards to Australians; various documents relating to the BCOF Medal and its creation by BCOF Association of Queensland.
Donald Bain Fry; (NX503595 Private) AIF 04Apr1946-30Jun1947 and Interim Army 01Jul1947-07Jan1949; included service in Japan 15Oct1946-20Dec1948 (798 days) with 66Bn 34Bde; Enl.26Feb1953 at Hobart, Tas; service included (1954) RAE Schools and Courses at Liverpool, NSW (1) Recruit Trg School, (2) NCO's Course, (3) Bomb Disposals Course, (1954-1959) Posted to 1 Bomb Disposals Unit PNG, (1959-1960) Movement Control Group School, Movement Control Group Victoria Barracks NSW, (1960-1961) Movement Control Group Brisbane Qld, (1961-1963) Movement Control Group Port Moresby PNG, (1963-1968) Movement Control Group Perth WA; Disch.25Feb1968 at Perth, WA with posting as Clerk (Traffic) and Army trade qualifications of Field Engineer, Carpenter & Joiner, Clerk (Traffic) and Checker; employment during service: Recruit, Corps & Trade training 11 months, Regimental, Field Engineer and Clerical duties with Movement Control, Training & Engineer Construction units 14 years 1 month (service outside Australia 6 years 243 days).
It is noted that when gangsters armed with swords and bamboo spears attacked Eta (a caste group socially ostracised in Japanese society) at Takasu near Onomichi during the occupation of Japan killing one man and injuring ten others, one of the investigators from 66 Bn was Pte D.B.Fry.
The above GSM with two clasps is the full, official medal entitlement for D.B.Fry for all his service from 1946-1968.