Kenneth enlisted in the Citizens Military Force and served for 3 years in 16th Infantry battalion. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 30 Oct 1940 and was promoted Acting Corporal on 6 Dec 1940 and Lieutenant on 1 Mar 1941. He was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “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 16 Dec 1942.
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 embarked for Australia aboard "BAN HONG LIONG" on 11 Jan 1944. He transferred as an Instructor at 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 20 Oct 1944.
He was discharged on 29 Oct 1944.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps