Malcolm was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 6 Section, “B” Platoon. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 18 Nov 1942 and after the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942. He was promoted Corporal on 1 Apr 1943. After leave and reorganization he embarked with the unit for New Guinea, as a Corporal in No 6 Section, “B” Troop, aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 and returned to Australia by plane on 27 Jun 1944. After further leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Corporal in No 6 Section, “B” Troop. He returned to Australia by plane on 15 May 1945. He transferred to Western Command on 18 Sep 1945 and was discharged 22 Jan 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Winner of Queens Rifle Shoot. 1961. Duke of Edinburgh Aggregate, 1961.
Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on 26 Jan 1986 and the Australian Sports Medal on 14 Nov 2000.
Edited by Peter Epps
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