HERITAGE, Roy George

Service Numbers: PA1765, PA/1765
Enlisted: 14 December 1939, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Able Seaman
Last Unit: HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Born: Birkenhead, South Australia, 17 March 1919
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: LeFevre School, South Australia
Occupation: Sailor
Died: Killed in Action, Indian Ocean, 20 November 1941, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Birkenhead HMAS Sydney (II) D48 Memorial, Carnarvon HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Carnarvon Walk of Remembrance, Geraldton HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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World War 2 Service

14 Dec 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, PA1765, HMAS Cerberus (Shore), Port Adelaide, South Australia
14 Dec 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, PA/1765
20 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, PA1765, HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Alfred Victor and Emily Cleary Heritage, of Swan Reach, South Australia.

A.B. Roy George Heritage, 22. elder son of W. O. A. V. and Mrs. Heritage, of Fletcher road, Birkenhead, has been at sea since he was 14. He spent  four years on the South Australian coast, and was trading out of London during the Spanish civil war. He was born at Birkenhead and educated at  Lefevre's School. He joined the navy at the outbreak of war, and served in minesweepers until recently. His father served in the navy during the last  war, and is again with the service. His brother, Alfred, is also in the navy .