Jack AKA (Porky) enlisted on 28 Oct 1941, was promoted Acting Corporal on 5 Jan 1942 and was a member of the First Reinforcements that arrive at Dili, Timor, aboard "KOOLAMA” on 22 Jan 1942, prior to the Japanese landing. He took part in the raid on Dili, on night of 15-16 May 1942, as a member of the diversion party. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hides” on 11 Dec 1942.
He was dishonourably discharged on 23 Apr 1943, due to him making a false answer on his attestation papers in regards to his age, correct date of birth 6 Oct 1925 not as stated 6 Oct 1920. He was 16 on enlistment. On 29 Mar 1950, he was declared "Discharge now Non Disciplinary authority Eastern Command 9194 of 29 Mar 1950". He could then apply for Discharge Certificate and medals.
He is entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps