Alfred (Jim) joined the unit on Timor as a Corporal in the Signals and Cypher Unit, on 12 Sept 1942 aboard HMAS "Kalgoorlie", after contact had been made with Australia with “WINNIE THE WAR WINNER”. He returned to Australia on 18 Feb 1943.
He was promoted to Acting Sergeant on 26 Apr 1943 and transferred to "Z" Special Force on 29 May 1943. Embarked for service outside of Australia on 27 Jul 1943 and was appointed Acting Lieutenant on 15 Sept 1943. Promoted to Temporary Captain on 14 Feb 1945 and believed a P.O.W. no date given but was repatriated from Singapore and recovering on Bali on 3 Oct 1945.
He relinquished his commission and was granted the Honorary rank of Captain and was discharged on 10 Dec 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