Jack was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 2 Section, “A” Platoon. Jack was involved with the defence of the Dili Aerodrome. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942. He transferred to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron, 5 Apr 1943, then to 29th Australian Infantry Training Battalion, 1 Sep 1943. Returning to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron, 10 Oct 1943. Jack rejoined the unit 15 Sept 1944 and after reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in No 3 Section, “A” Troop.
He transferred out of the unit on 8 Nov 1945 and embarked for Australia on 25 Jan 1946. Jack was discharged on 2 May 1946.
Jack was made a Life member of the Association in 1970.
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".
Edited by Peter Epps
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