John (Jack) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Corporal in No 7 Section, “C” Platoon. He was Killed in Action, 20 Feb 1942, when the Section was caught in the Ration truck action, during the first landing of the Japanese on Timor. He is commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial, Panel 3.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps