Cyril 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. 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 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 at Maululi, New Giunea.