Ronald enlisted on 24 mar 1942 and after training, served in 12th Armoured Regiment, 4th Tank Transport Unit and “M” Company Training Unit, prior to posting to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 29 Mar 1943.
He joined the unit at Canungra, Qld on 15 May 1943 and embarked with the unit for New Guinea as a Trooper in No 6 Section, “B” Troop aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 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 6 Section, “B” Troop.
He transferred to 29/46th Battalion at Rabaul on 26 Dec 1945 and embarked for Australia aboard “HMAS Westralia” on 27 Apr 1946.
He was discharged on 22 Jul 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 "S.W.Pacific".
Edited by Peter Epps
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