Robert enlisted on 27 Jun 1940 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard SS Zealandia on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in "Q" Staff of Headquarters Group.
Robert was Killed in Action, 20 Feb 1042, when the ration truck was caught in an ambush during the first landing of the Japanese on Timor. He is commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial, Panel 3.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps