Roderick enlisted on 21 May 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 1 Sect, “A” 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 as a Lance Corporal in No 1 Sect, “A” Troop, for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943. He was appointed Paid Lance Corporal on 12 Aug 1943 and was wounded in action at “MAULULI”, New Guinea on 14 Aug 1943.
He returned to Australia on 8 Sept 1943 and was discharged on 14 Mar 1944.
On 7 Jul 1944 Roderick gave up his pension and enlisted into the R.A.A.F. with Service No 85098 with the rank of Leading Aircraftman. He was serving with 7th COMMUNICATIONS UNIT and was discharged on 11 Mar 1946. His RAAF service papers are not yet available.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Roderick was made a Life Member of the Association in 1975.