Background : Husband of Evelyn. Son of Margaret. Repatriated to Australia on Moreton Bay.
Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 8 inches, brown eyes, medium complexion, brown hair. Marital status : single. . Full time war service : A.I.F. 20/08/1941 to 31/01/1946 which included 1626 days active service (93 days within Australia & 1459 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East and Java areas (embarked from Australia 02/11/1941, disembarked in Australia 30/10/1945). War badge no. 208405. Discharge certificate no. 488019.
20/08/1941 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
23/08/1941 Granted leave without pay 23/08/1941 to 27/08/1941.
28/08/1941 Rejoined unit from leave without pay.
03/09/1941 Transferred to Engineering Training Depot (Pioneer Wing).
04/09/1941 Transferred from Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
26/09/1941 Evacuated to 106 Australian General Hospital Bonegilla, Victoria.
26/09/1941 Admitted 106 Australian General Hospital with face reaction.
29/09/1941 Rejoined unit from 106 Australian General Hospital.
29/09/1941 Discharged to unit.
29/10/1941 Posted to Reinforcements 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
02/11/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.T. L.L. Convoy no. 13.
24/11/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
21/01/1942 Marched out to 2/2 Australian Pioneer Battalion.
21/01/1942 Taken on strength from Pioneer Training Battalion Australian Imperial Forces.
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.
05/09/1945 Now reported recovered from enemy. Place not stated.
25/09/1946 Re-enlisted in Interim Army and allotted VX503599.