Cyril (Tiger) enlisted on 17 May 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 2 Sect, “A” Platoon. He was involved with the defence of the Dili Airfield when the Japanese first made contact with the unit. He was sent with a messenger to alert Captain Callinan at Force HQ, Dili, that the Japanese had landed and attacking the Airfield. He and Callinan had then to make their way back to Company HQ and were missing for a short time.
After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942,.
After leave and reorganization he embarked with the unit as a Trooper in No 2 Sect, “A” Troop, for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943.
He was killed in action on 29 Sep 1943 on the track Kesawai to Korepa at Maululi, New Giunea.
He is buried at Lae War Cemetery, Grave No 14, Row C, Plot E.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.