Alfred enlisted on 23 Feb 1942 and was posted to 54th Infantry Battalion. He was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 25 Feb 1943 and after training, joined the unit on 15 May 1943 and embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 1 Section, “A” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. After leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in No 1 Section, “A” Troop.
He left the unit and flew to new Guinea on 31 Jul 1945 and then flew to Australia on 3 Aug 1945. He was discharged on 11 Feb 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps
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