Ivan was an original member of the unit and embarked for Timor aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 as a Signalman in Signals Sect, Headquarters Group. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer "TJERK HIDDES" on 16 Dec 1942.
He spent the rest of the war in numerous Signals Units and was discharged 12 Oct 1945.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps