Cecil joined the unit on 24 Nov 1942 and joined them on their return from Timor.
He embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 New Guinea as a Trooper in No 1 Sect, “A” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
After leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in No 1 Sect, “A” Troop.
He was discharged 6 June 1946 but re enlisted for Korea with Service No 2/7271 and served with 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, from 28 sept 1950 to 8 Nov 1950 and then from 16 May 1951 to 14 Jan 1952.
He went on to serve in Malaya as a Sergeant with 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment where he was Killed in Action on the 4 Mar 1956 and Mentioned in Despatches, London Gazette, 30 Oct 1956.
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