Alfred was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Corporal in No 3 Sect, “A” Platoon. He was wounded whilst on Timor.
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 Corporal in No 8 Sect, “C” Troop aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 and was transferred to 1st Aust Commando Training Squadron at Canungra as an Instructor, 30 Mar 1944.
He was discharged on 4 Jan 1945.