Harry Roy POMROY

POMROY, Harry Roy

Service Numbers: SX25165, S1473
Enlisted: 1 November 1940, Wayville, SA
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: General Hospitals - WW2
Born: Moonta, South Australia, 3 March 1895
Home Town: Fitzroy, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide High School and University of Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Medical Practitioner
Died: Illness, Australia, 10 March 1943, aged 48 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kadina Memorial High School WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

1 Nov 1940: Involvement Lieutenant Colonel, SX25165
1 Nov 1940: Involvement Lieutenant Colonel, S1473
1 Nov 1940: Enlisted Wayville, SA
1 Nov 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant Colonel, SX25165, General Hospitals - WW2
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Annette Summers



Harry Roy Pomroy was born in Moonta on 3rd March 1895.  He was the son of Mr H Pomroy of Wallaroo Mines, South Australia. He was educated at Wallaroo Mines District High School and gained a scholarship to Adelaide High School in 1910. He was seventh in the Higher Public Examination in 1912 thereby gaining a bursary for the university which included a £40 per annum maintenance allowance He studied medicine at the University of Adelaide graduating MB BS in1918.

Pomroy enlisted in the AIF on 26th November 1918 in Adelaide and proceeded to 5MD. He had influenza in the Western Australia quarantine station in December 1918. He returned to 4MD on the Marathon on 24th December 1919. His appointment in the AIF was terminated on 17th January1920.

His post-war address was given as Cowell, South Australia. He later spent three years in England to gain his FRCS which he achieved in 1925. He was appointed assistant honorary surgeon and, after the retirement of Henry Simpson Newland, honorary surgeon at the Adelaide Hospital. He enlisted again in WW2 at Wayville, South Australia rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Harry Roy Pomroy died in 105 Military Hospital Adelaide on 10th March 1943 aged 48 years. He was survived by his wife Elisabeth and son Andrew.


Blood, Sweat and Fears: Medical Practitioners and Medical Students of South Australia, who Served in World War 1. 

Verco, Summers, Swain, Jelly. Open Books Howden, Adelaide 2014. 

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