Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 7 inches, brown eyes, dark complexion, dark hair. Marital status : single. Full time war service : A.I.F. 19/08/1941 to 01/02/1946 which included 1628 days active service (90 days within Australia & 1463 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East and Java area (embarked from Australia 02/11/1941, disembarked in Australia 03/11/1945). War badge no. 276103. Discharge certificate no. 488844.
19/08/1941 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
27/08/1941 Transferred to Engineering Training Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
28/08/1941 Transferred from Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria to Engineering Training Depot Bonegilla, Victoria.
27/10/1941 Posted from Engineering Training Depot to 2/2 Pioneer Reinforcements.
02/11/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. L.L.) Convoy no. 13.
24/11/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
21/01/1942 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
21/01/1942 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion from Pioneer Training Battalion.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
19/08/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
28/07/1943 Reported prisoner of war (Java).
15/08/1945 Granted proficiency pay.
18/10/1945 Embarked Singapore on Circassia.
03/11/1945 Disembarked Melbourne, Victoria.
17/12/1945 Admitted 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with injured left elbow.
18/12/1945 Discharged to Rockingham Convalescent Hospital Kew, Victoria.
03/01/1946 Loss of paybook Watsonia, Victoria. Award : dismissed.
07/01/1946 Marched out to Discharge Depot.
07/01/1946 Marched into Discharge Depot ex Leave and Transit Depot, Victoria.