Background : Husband of Veronica Imelda Kelly At enlistment : married. Dependent children : 3. Cadets and Volunteer Defence Corps previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 7 inches, brown eyes, medium complexion, brown hair. Marital status : married. Marks / scars : 3 inch oblique appendix scar, large boil scar right buttock, 0.75 inch scar right loin, 0.75 inch scar right flank, 1 inch scar across dorsum of base of left big toe. Full time war service : A.I.F. 12/02/1942 to 12/12/1944 which included 1035 days active service (773 days within Australia & 201 days overseas). Operational service : New Guinea area (embarked from Australia 25/07/1943, disembarked in Australia 10/02/1944). War badge no. A56978. Discharge certificate no. 60095.
12/02/1942 Marched in to General Details Depot Sydney, New South Wales.
12/02/1942 Taken on strength 9 Pioneer Training Battalion.
14/02/1942 Granted leave without pay 14/02/1942 to 22/02/1942 inclusive.
12/03/1942 Taken on strength 9 Pioneer Training Battalion.
05/03/1942 Marched out to 9 Pioneer Training Battalion Sydney, New South Wales.
12/07/1942 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Bathurst, New South Wales.
14/07/1942 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion 2 Military District (New South Wales).
24/09/1942 Appointed Lance Corporal.
06/11/1942 Promoted to acting Corporal 5 Military District (Western Australia).
28/12/1942 Rank of Corporal confirmed.
26/03/1943 Entrained for 1 Military District (Queensland).
25/07/1943 Embarked Townsville, Queensland on H.M.T. Duntroon.
28/07/1943 Disembarked Port Moresby, New Guinea.
08/02/1944 Embarked Port Moresby, New Guinea on H.M.A.S. Kanimbla.
10/02/1944 Disembarked Townsville, Queensland.
23/08/1944 Taken on strength from General Details Depot Queensland Lines of Communication area.
04/11/1944 Marched out to New South Wales Lines of Communication area for leave & discharge.
12/12/1944 Discharged being required for employment in an essential occupation.
08/03/1946 Gratuity checked.