Herbert was an original member of the unit, aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Lance Corporal in No 6 Sect, “B” Platoon. 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.
After leave and reorganization he embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as the Troop Sergeant, “C” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
After leave and further reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Sergeant in Headquarters group. Whilst on New Britain, he was promoted to Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class II). Herbert attended Course No 5 Flame Thrower School, 28th Australian Infantry Battalion from 5 Jul to 9 Jul 1945.
He was discharged 10 Jan 1946.
Edited by Peter Epps