John enlisted on 12 Jun 1940 and joined the unit on Timor as a Private from Sparrow Force Headquarters, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on either 11 Dec 1942 or 16 Dec 1942, as the embarkation rolls do not differentiate.
He was discharged on 1 Sept 1948.
He has service number 346135 which generally denotes service post WW2.
Edited by Peter Epps