Anthony was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in the Headquarters Group of “A” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942
Transferred to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion, as an Instructor on 19 May 1943 and promoted Acting Corporal on 16 Jun 1943. He transferred to 4th Reinforcement Training Battalion on 10 Oct 1943 and reverted to Private 4 May 1944 and moved to Headquarters of the 4th Reinforcement Training Battalion on 10 Jan 1944. He transferred to 2/12th Commando Squadron on 3 Jun 1944, then to 2/3rd Australian Tank Attack Regiment on 4 Jan 1945. He embarked for MOROTAI aboard "LINDLAY M GARRISON" on 3 Apr 1945 and then embarked for BORNEO aboard Landing Ship Troops (LST) 129 on 21 Jun 1945. He returned to Australia aboard "PAUCHANG VICTORY" on 24 Jan 1946 and was discharged on 19 Mar 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now also entitled to the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with a clasp "S.W.Pacific".
Edited by Peter Epps