Ian enlisted in the Citizens Military Forces (Reserves) on13 Feb 1939 and was posted to Eastern Command, Australian Army Service Corps (AASC). He was promoted Corporal on 3 Apr 1930, Sergeant on 1 Jul 1939 and Commissioned Lieutenant on 15 Jul 1940. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 28 Mar 1941 and transferred to AASC Sparrow on 4 Aug 1941. He embarked for Timor on 8 Dec 1941 and joined the 2/2nd on Timor as a Lieutenant from AASC, Sparrow Force, after the fall of Koepang, approx March 1942. He was medevac'd to Australia from Suai aboard "KURU" on 8 Aug 1942.
After medical treatment he was posted to NSW, AASC Training Depot on 15 Nov 1942, 35th AASC Company on 13 Apr 1943, 160th Australian General Transport on 6 Aug 1943. He was promoted Captain on 11 Mar 1944 and posted to 116th Australian Transport Platoon on 8 Aug 1944.
Ian was discharged on 13 Nov 1945.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps