Alfred was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as the Platoon Sergeant of “B” Platoon. 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.
After leave and reorganization he embarked with the unit for New Guinea as a Temporary Warrant Officer Class II, Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant, Headquarters Group aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943.
Alfred was Wounded in Action, Jan 1944.
Promoted to Warrant Officer Class II on 6 Feb 1945.
He was discharged on 21 Jan 1946.