Ronald was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 7 Section, “C” Platoon. He was promoted to Corporal on Timor and 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 Sergeant in No 10 Section, Headquarters Group.
Ronald left the unit in New Guinea and Transferred to 2/8th Australian Commando Squadron as a Lieutenant, served on Bougainville and was Mentioned in Despatches.
He was discharged on 27 Nov 1945.
Ronald was made a Life Member of the Association in 1955.
Edited by Peter Epps