Background : Repatriated to Australia on Moreton Bay.
Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 8 inches, hazel eyes, fair complexion, auburn hair. Marital status : single. Dependent children : 1 16 years & older. Full time war service : A.I.F. 11/07/1940 to 30/01/1946 which included 2030 days active service (92 days within Australia & 1729 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East and Java areas (embarked from Australia 05/12/1941, disembarked in Australia 30/10/1945). War badge no. 241823. Discharge certificate no. 487624.
11/07/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
18/07/1940 Transferred to 15 Infantry Training Battalion Shepparton, Victoria.
04/10/1940 Admitted Camp Dressing Station with parotitis.
05/12/1940 Posted to 2nd Reinforcements 2/14 Battalion.
05/02/1941 Embarked MX 3 Port Melbourne, Victoria.
23/03/1941 Marched into 21 Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
31/03/1941 Transferred to Headquarters 2/14 Battalion.
31/03/1941 Taken on strength from 21 Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
15/09/1941 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
16/09/1941 Taken on strength from 2/14 Battalion.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action, Java.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
01/10/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
22/12/1943 Reported prisoner of war.
15/08/1945 Granted proficiency pay.
15/10/1945 Embarked Singapore on Moreton Bay.
30/10/1945 Disembarked Melbourne, Victoria.
30/10/1945 Marched into General Details Depot, Melbourne, Victoria ex Moreton Bay.
11/12/1945 Admitted 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with hookworm XXXX.
17/01/1946 Discharged to prisoner of war wing 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with hookworm.
17/01/1946 Marched into General Details Depot ex 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria.
29/01/1946 Marched into Australian Military Forces Discharge Depot for discharge ex Leave and Transit Depot Royal Park, Victoria.