Herbert Enlisted on 10 Sept 1941 and was a member of the First Reinforcements that arrive at Dili, Timor, aboard "KALOOMA" on 22 Jan 1942, prior to the Japanese landing. He joined the unit as a Private. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hides” on 16 Dec 1942.
He transferred to 1sy Australian Commando Training Battalion as an Instructor on 19 Apr 1943, then to 18th Australian Workshop Company on 24 Apr 1944 and further to 21st Australian Workshop Company on 1 Mar 1946. He was promoted to paid Lance Corporal on 5 Jun 1946 and Corporal on 9 Sept 1946. He transferred to 5th Base Ordnance Depot 14 Nov 1946 and detached to 3rd Ordnance Vehicle Park on 3 Dec 1946.
Herbert discharged on 8 Aug 1947.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps