Albert enlisted on 6 Dec 1939 and was posted to 2/5th Battalion. He embarked for the Middle East on 14 Apr 1940 and after training was graded Group II Signaller on 18 May 1940. he transferred to Signals, 6th Australian Division on 15 Jul 1940. He embarked for Greece on 6 Apr 1941 and returned to Middle East in May 1941. He returned to Australia aboard "ANDES" on 16 Mar 1942. He was posted to Northern Territory Signals on 16 Jun 1942 and joined the 2/2nd on Timor as a Signalman in the Signals and Cypher Unit sent from Australia after contact was made with “WINNIE THE WAR WINNER”. He returned to Australia with the 2/4th Australian Independent Company on 9 Jan 1943.
He was posted to Signals Recruit Training Battalion as an Instructor on 8 Apr 1943 and then to Signals, 6th Australian Division on 17 Jul 1943. He transferred to Australian Army Corps Signals on 2 Dec 1943 and then back to Signals, 6th Australian Division on 11 Apr 1944. He was discharged on 15 Jul 1945.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps