William George BARRON


BARRON, William George

Service Number: 22805
Enlisted: 1 February 1939
Last Rank: Stoker
Last Unit: HMAS Parramatta (II)
Born: Adelaide, SA, 29 October 1920
Home Town: Parkside, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Hindmarsh and Brompton Schools
Occupation: Employee of Adelaide Rope & Nail Co. Ltd.
Died: Killed in Action, Mediterranean Sea, 27 November 1941, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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World War 2 Service

1 Feb 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Stoker, SN 22805, HMAS Parramatta (II)
27 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Stoker, SN 22805, HMAS Parramatta (II), Siege of Tobruk

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Samuel Thomas Barron and Margaret Ann Jean Barron, of Parkside, South Australia.

Stoker William George Barron, 21, only son of Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Barron of Young Street Parkside, served in several ships, in one of which he took part in the evacuation of Crete, when his ship's engines were damaged.  He was educated at Hindmarsh and Brompton Schools, and worked for the Adelaide Rope & Nail Co. Ltd.  He joined the navy when 18.