William enlisted on 17 May 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private, (in Doig's Book he is listed as a Lance Corporal, but nothing in his records) in No 1 Section, “A” Platoon. He was wounded in action and was casevac to Australia on 22 Aug 1942 with a fractured Fibula. After treatment he transferred to 16th Australian Infantry Training Company on 21 Dec 1942, 3rd Australian Training Company on 29 Apr 1943 and was discharged on 26 Nov 1943.
He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 4 Dec 1943 with Service No 441669. His RAAF service papers are not yet available but from the WW2 Nominal roll it is known that he was a Flight Sergeant and serving in 200th Flight at Leyburn, Qld, when he was discharged on 14 Nov 1945.
Edited by Peter Epps