Frank enlisted on 25 Nov 1940 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Sapper in Engineers Sect, Headquarters. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942.
Frank was promoted to Corporal on 15 Apr 1943 and embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Corporal in the Engineers Sect and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944. He reverted to Trooper on 30 Nov 1944.
After further leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in the Maintenance Sect, Headquarters. He was promoted to Acting Corporal on 13 Oct 1945 and returned to Australia aboard "KATOOMBA" on 16 Dec 1945. He was discharged on 8 Jan 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now also entitled to the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with a clasp
Edited by Peter Epps
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