William (Jack) was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 8 Section, “C” 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 as an Instructor at 1st Commando Training Squadron on 10 oct 1943. Then joined Special Duties (Qld) on 31 Jan 1945 and joined the “Z” Special Force on 24 Apr 1945.
He enplaned for MOROTAI on 3 Jun 1945 and returned from Service Outside Australia on 10 Oct 1945. He was discharged on 11 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 "S.W.Pacific".
Edited by Peter Epps