Gerald enlisted in the Citizens Military Force (Reserve) with Service No T24308 on 15 Dec 1941 and transferred to the A.I.F. on 2 Nov 1942.
He embarked for New Guinea aboard "CANBERRA" on 18 Dec 1943 and returned to Australia aboard "DAY STAR" on 4 Sept 1944. He was posted to Australian Training Centre (Jungle Warfare) on 24 Jan 1945 and embarked for New Britain aboard "DUNTROON" on 2 May 1945, joined the 2/2nd on 11 May 1945 as a Trooper. He transferred to 2/4th Armoured Regiment on 7 Jan 1946 and returned to Australia aboard "GEORGE TOWN VICTORY" on 14 Mar 1946. He was discharged on 2 Apr 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 "PNG".
Edited by Peter Epps
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