Gerald (Gerry) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 8 Section, “C” Platoon but moved to No7 section, “C” Platoon and took part in No 7 Section’s raid on DARE.
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 as an Instructor, 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron, 3 May 1943, then to 1st Commando Squadron, 10 Oct 1943.
He was discharged on 13 Feb 1946.