Murvin (Spud) enlisted on 10 Sept 1942 and posted to 1st Australian Artillery Training Regiment on 22 Sept 1942, he transferred to 3/5th Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 10 Aug 1943.
He embarked for New Guinea aboard "KATOOMBA” on 28 Nov 1943 as a Trooper and served in No 5 Section, “B” 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 5 Section, “B” Troop. He transferred to 53rd Port Craft Company on 26 Dec 1945, then 13th Small Ships Company on 21 Jan 1946 and then 44th Port Landing Company on 6 Feb 1946.
He returned to Australia aboard "DUNTROON" on 9 May 1946 and was discharged on 14 Jun 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now also entitled to the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with a clasp
Murvin enlisted into the 9th Battalion, Morton Regiment, Citizen Military Forces in 1953, he attained the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2, was awarded a Long Service Good Conduct Medal and retired in 1970 with Honorary rank of Warrant Officer Class 1
Edited by Peter Epps