Basil enlisted on 1 Jul 1940 and was posted to 2/40th Infantry Battalion. He joined the unit on Timor from 2/40 Battalion, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942 and left Timor on 22 Sept 1942.
He transferred to 40th Infantry Battalion on 23 Oct 1942 and then to 28th Australian Light Aid Detachment, serving the rest of the war in Darwin.
He was discharged on 22 Nov 1945.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps