Ernest was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 1 Section, “A” Platoon. He embarked at “BETANO” for Darwin aboard the “KURU” on 19 Aug 1942 as a Private.
After leave and reorganization he embarked for New Guinea aboard "KATOOMBA" on 27 Aug 1943 and re-joined the unit on 2 Nov 1943 as a Trooper. He was Medevac by plane to Australia on7 Jun 1944 and transferred to 110 AGT Company on 12 Sept 1944 and was discharged on 31 Jul 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps
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