Frederick 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 took part in the No 2 Sect stand at Dili Drome on 19/20 Feb 1942.
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.
He transferred to 1st Commando Training Sqn as an instructor, 10 Oct 1943 and returned to the unit, 21 Mar 1944 on New Guinea as a Trooper and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
After leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Corporal.
He transferred to South Aust General Duties Depot on 7 Sept 1945 and was discharged on 9 Nov 1945.