Max enlisted on 5 Jun 1940 and posted to 2/1st Australian Medium Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery (RAA). He transferred to 2/13th Australian Field Regiment on 15 Oct 1940 and moved to Darwin with then on 25 Apr 1941, returning to Sydney on 2 Aug 1942. He embarked for Middle East on 1 Sept 1941 and transferred to 2/1st Australian Medium Regiment on 18 Oct 1941. He returned to Australia aboard "WEST POINT" on 31 Mar 1942.
He was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 25 Feb 1943 and joined the 2/2nd on 15 May 1943. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 16 May 1943. He embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Lance Corporal in No 8 Sect, “C” Troop and was appointed paid Lance Corporal on 1 Jul 1943 and Corporal on 15 Apt 1944. He returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
He was discharged on 21 Mar 1945.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps
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