Ronald Matthew VOGT

VOGT, Ronald Matthew

World War 2 Service

19 Feb 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Stoker 2/c, 24054, Melbourne, Victoria
12 Feb 1941: Transferred Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman, HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
13 Jun 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2

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Biography contributed by Lynette Scragg

"...Able Seaman Ronald Matthew Vogt. Able Seaman Vogt was born in Blyth, Vic, and was the oldest of ten siblings. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on 19 February 1940. Following training at HMAS Cerberus in Victoria, he joined the crew of HMAS Sydney [II] on 12 January 1941. He was killed in action when HMAS Sydney was sunk after the action with the German raider Kormoran in the Indian Ocean on 20 November 1941." - SOURCE (


Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Joseph Paul and Florence Gertrude Vogt, of Strathalbyn, South Australia.

A.B. Ronald Matthew Vogt, 22, joined the navy two years ago, realising a life-long ambition. He trained at Flinders Naval Depot and was posted to  the Sydney as a seaman in February. After four months he passed his A.B. test and later went through a gunnery course.
A.B. Vogt was the eldest of a family of 10 children of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Vogt, of Strathalbyn. Mr. Vogt is a member of the 4th Garrison Brigade.