Ronald enlisted into the A.I.F. on 17 Oct 1941 and was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 6 Mar 1943 and joined the unit in Qld on 15 May 1943. After leave and reorganization, he embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 9 Section, “C” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
On return to Australia he left the unit and was discharged on 1 Aug 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