Jeremiah was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Corporal in No 6 Section, “B” Platoon. After his campaign on Timor, he embarked at “BETANO” for Darwin aboard the “KURU” on 16 Nov 1942 as a Lance Sergeant.
He was Mentioned in Despatches, London Gazette, 25 May 1943 and in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No 119-3 Jun 1943. These are the two Gazettes for the Timor Campaign.
He was promoted to Lieutenant on 4 Aug 1943 and transferred to Australian Intelligence Corps, Land Headquarters, 18 Sept 1943.
Served with Allied Geographical Unit in Brisbane, Melbourne and Manila, 1943-45.
He was discharged on 4 Dec 1945.
Jerry was made a Life Member of the Association in 1977.
Edited by Peter Epps