Jefferson (Rocky) 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. 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 as an Instructor to 1st Commando Training Squadron from 19 Aug to 25 Oct 1943, then to 9th Command Royal Engineers Workshop on 12 Oct 1944 and embarked for MOROTAI with them aboard “SEA RAY” on 11 Apr 1945. He returned to Australia on 11 Jul 1945 and transferred to 124th Australian General Transport Platoon on 14 Sept 1945. Rocky was discharged on 25 Mar 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps