Kenneth was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Lieutenant, Officer Commanding, No 6 Section, “B” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on either 11 Dec 1942 or 16 Dec 1942, as the embarkation rolls do not differentiate.
After leave and reorganization, he embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Lieutenant, Officer Commanding, No 6 Section, “B” Troop.
He transferred to 2/7th Commando Squadron on 1 Nov 1943 and then as an Instructor at 1st Commando Training Squadron on 20 Oct 1944.
He was discharged on 29 Oct 1944.