Cecil enlisted in Citizen Military Force (Reserves) and served two periods with 1st Division, Army Service Corps, 24 May 1932 - 8 Nov 1932 and 17 Apr 1943 - 12 Mar 1935. He enlisted in the A.I.F. on 29 Apr 1941 and was posted to Australian Army Service Corps, Sparrow Force on 29 Jul 1941. He joined the unit on Timor as a Private in the Australian Army Service Corps, Sparrow Force, after the fall of Koepang approx. mar 1942. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942 and was discharged on 22 Feb 1944.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps