Anthony enlisted in Citizen Military Force (Reserves) with Service No W10315 and served with 28th Infantry Battalion. He transferred to A.I.F. on 2 May 1941 and after training he was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 7 Section, “C” Platoon.
He was Killed in Action, 20 Feb 1942, when the Ration truck was caught in an ambush, during the first landing of the Japanese on Timor. He is commemorated on Panel 3, of the Northern Territory Memorial.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps