Milton enlisted on 9 Sept 1941 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 joined the unit as a Private. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942.
He transferred as an instructor to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 19 Apr 1943 and then to 29th Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 28 Apr 1943.
He embarked for New Guinea aboard "KAROOMBA" on 22 Nov 1943 and re-joined the 2/2nd on 28 Nov 1943 as a Trooper. He returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
He transferred to 1st Australian Recruit Training Battalion (Jungle Warfare) on 20 Apr 1945 and was discharged on 12 Apr 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps