Frederick was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in the “Q” Staff, Headquarters Group. He was medevac'd to Australia on 9 Aug 1942. After numerous medical treatment he transferred to the following
1st Australian Reinforcements Training Battalion, 6 Mar 1943.
1st Australian Commando Training SQN as Instructor, 1 May 1943.
4th Australian Reinforcements Battalion, 10 Oct 1943.
802nd Australian Anti Aircraft Battery, 26 Sept 1945.
Frederick was promoted to Acting Corporal on 1 May 1943 and Corporal on 28 Apr 1945.
He was discharged on 16 Apr 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.