The 6th Division took 99-year-old Murray Sweetapple all over the world in World War Two, and finally to Nowra.
"I come from Perth - I was one of the first to join up in Perth," he said.
"My number was WX96. I'll never forget it!
"We went to England, we were there in the bombing, we went to the Middle East, Egypt and Syria, we were fighting in Syria, then back to WA, over to eastern Australia, and here I am.
"I was stationed over here when I retired, so I stayed here because I didn't know anyone in Perth by then - I'd been away for 20 years. It's a good place and I like it, so why not stay?"
Mr Sweetapple marched in the Nowra ANZAC ceremony, and despite his many medals, he said luck brought his there.
"The battalion does all sorts of things, and you're in all sorts of battles - I was lucky to get through," he said.
"I was lucky, and that was it."