Richard was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Corporal in 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.
He transferred to the 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron, as an Instructor on 14 Apr 1943 and then to 4th Reinforcement Training Battalion (Jungle Warfare) on 10 Oct 1943. He returned to Western Australia on 13 Mar 1944 and was discharged on 4 Apr 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