Jack enlisted on 2 Jul 1941 and was posted to 2/12th Field Ambulance, Royal Australian Army Medical Corps (RAAMC). He embarked for Timor on 8 Dec 1941 and joined the 2/2nd on Timor from 2/12th Field Ambulance, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942.
After leave and reorganization he embarked with the unit for New Guinea as a Private , RAAMC Section, Headquarters Group aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 and medevac'd to Australia by plane on 21 May 1944.
He was discharged on 1 Sept 1944.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps