John was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 5 Section, “B” 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 to 1st Australian Provost Corps on 22 Arp 1943, 2/3rd Australian Provost Corps on 21 Jun 1944, 30th Australian Works Company on 25 Jan 1945 and 1st Australian Engineers Base Depot 20 Mar 1945.
He was discharged on 1 Nov 1945.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps