Ronald enlisted on 5 Apr 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 9 Section, “C” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942. He transferred as an Instructor to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 25 May 1943 and then transferred to 2/12th Commando Squadron on 13 May 1944. He embarked for MOROTAI on 28 Apr 1945 with them and then aboard LCI 1074 to British North Borneo on 1 Jun 1945. He flew to Australia on 21 Dec 1945 and was discharged on 7 Jan 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now also entitled to the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with a clasp
Edited by Peter Epps
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