Frank enlisted on 21 May and 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 was promoted Corporal on 1 Aug 1942. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942.
After leave and reorganization he embarked with the unit for New Guinea as a Corporal in No 1 Section, “A” Troop aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 and returned to Australia with the unit aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
He was appointed Lance Sergeant ( held the rank but not the pay to see how he performed in the rank) on 2 Feb 1945.
After further leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Lance Sergeant in Headquarters Group. He was attached to Australian Army Catering Corps on 11 Jun 1945 and emplaned to Lae, New Guinea on 5 Jul to attend and qualify on "New Guinea Training School Unit Bread Baking Wing" from 7 Jul to 7 Aug 1945. He returned to the unit on 5 Aug 1945 and promoted acting Sergeant on 27 Sept 1945. Promoted Sergeant 27 Dec 1945.
He returned to Australia aboard "SALAMANDUA" 18 Jan 1945 and was discharged on 14 Feb 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".
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