Len joined the Aust Military Forces, (Militia) and from Jan to Dec 1942, served as a Private in 5th Garrison Battalion, Swanbourne, WA, with Service No W23339.
He joined the AIF and trained at 1st Commando Training Sqn, from 25 Feb 1943, transferring to the unit as a Trooper in the Transport Section of Headquarters Group. Len embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard SS “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
After leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper.
As the unit had no transport, the Transport Section was used as another fighting section.
He was discharged on 24 Jun 1946.
Len was made a Life Member of the Association in 1973, his partner, Betty Illsley was in 1992 and his son Gavin was made a Life Member of the Association.
Edited by Peter Epps