Joseph enlisted on 15 Jan 1941 and was an original member of the unit, aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 6 Sect, “B” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942.
Transferred to Headquarters, Queensland Line of Communications on 11 Mar 1944.
Promoted to Lance Corporal, 18 Mar 1944 and then Corporal, 1 Aug 1945.
He was discharged 18 Nov 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
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