Jim enlisted on 21 May 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in Headquarters Sect, “A” Platoon. After his campaign on Timor, he Medivac to Darwin on 22 Sept 1942 as a Lance Corporal.
After medical treatment he was transferred to "D" Sub H.Q. Australian Kit Stores and was appointed Acting Sergeant on 10 Dec 1945 and promoted to Sergeant on 22 Jan 1946.
Jim was discharged on 17 Feb 1947.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.