Richard was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 9 Sect, “C” 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 Trooper in “C” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
After leave and further reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in “C” Troop. He transferred out of the unit on 27 Dec 1945.
He was discharged 25 Mar 1946.
He also served post WW2 with service number 28898, but no information is available for this period.
Edited by Peter Epps