Frederick enlisted 23 Apr 1941 and posted to 2/40th Battalion. He embarked for Timor on 17 Jan 1942 and joined the 2/2nd as a Private from 2/40th Battalion, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. He was one of the former Koepang men, who moved to the village of Mape for intensive commando training and on 8 May 1942, they were formed into a new Platoon, “D” Platoon under the command of Lieutenant Turton and later under Lt Doig. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hides” on 11 Dec 1942.
He transferred to 1st Lines of Communication Provost Company on 29 May 1943 and appointed Lance Sergeant on 18 oct 1943.
He was discharged on 15 Jul 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