Ronald Leslie ROLTON

ROLTON, Ronald Leslie

Service Number: SX12942
Enlisted: 22 May 1941
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Waikerie, South Australia, 27 April 1921
Home Town: Blanchetown, Mid Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Blanchetown, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 18 August 1989, aged 68 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park - South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Ronald’s ashes are at Centennial Park Memorial Gardens on Goodwood Road, Pasadena, and a Plaque and ashes are at Blanchetown RSL where Ronald was RSL President 1969 - 70, 1975 - 76, 1979 - 80. Ronald’s service is also recorded on the WW2 Honour Board within the RSL.
Memorials: Blanchetown District of Blanchetown WW2 Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

22 May 1941: Involvement Private, SN SX12942, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
22 May 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX12942
22 May 1941: Enlisted Wayville, SA
15 Sep 1941: Transferred Private, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion, Embarked from 4th Military District Keswick for 3rd Military District Melbourne.
22 Sep 1941: Embarked Private, SN SX12942, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion, Disembarked Middle East and moved into location at Dimra, a small Palestinian Village located 11km from Gaza City 20. 10. 1941
27 Nov 1942: Transferred Private, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, Transferred 2/43rd Infantry Battalion in Middle East.
24 Jan 1943: Embarked Private, SN SX12942, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, Embarked Middle East and Disembarked 27. 2. 1943 in Sydney.
8 Aug 1943: Embarked Private, SN SX12942, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, Embarked Cairns on HMAS Manoora and disembarked at Milne Bay 10 August 1943.
18 Dec 1943: Wounded Private, SN SX12942, 2nd/3rd Casualty Clearing Station, Milne Bay - Papua New Guinea WW2, Evacuated with P.V.O respiratory illness.
21 Jan 1944: Wounded Private, SN SX12942, 2nd/1st Australian General Hospital, Milne Bay - Papua New Guinea WW2, Evacuated on to hospital with respiratory illness.
5 Feb 1944: Transferred Private, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, Rejoined unit at Port Moresby after illness and hospital recovery.
18 Feb 1944: Embarked Private, SN SX12942, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, Embarked at Port Moresby - Disembarked in Brisbane 22 February 1944 - Proceeded on leave.
20 Apr 1944: Wounded Private, SN SX12942, 2/4th Australian General Hospital, Evacuated to hospital in Queensland with continued respiratory illness.
26 Apr 1944: Transferred Private, General Details Depot, Q Lof C
12 May 1944: Transferred Private, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, Taken on strength 2nd/43 Battalion in Q L of C
19 May 1944: Wounded Private, SN SX12942, 2nd/6th Australian General Hospital, Evacuated with Malaria B.T. in Queensland.
28 May 1944: Transferred Private, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, Rejoined unit from 2/6 Australian General Hospital. Q L of C
8 Apr 1945: Embarked Private, SN SX12942, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, Private Rolton embarked with his unit the 2nd/43rd Battalion from Townsville on board the ship the General H.W. Butner and disembarked on Morotai 16 April 1945.
30 May 1945: Transferred Private, 2nd/2nd Machine Gun Battalion, Transferred to 2/2 Machine Gun Battalion for services in North Borneo, embarked from Morotai on HMAS Manoora 30 May 1945.
3 Jan 1946: Transferred Private, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, Returned to Duty with 2nd/43 Battalion New Guinea.
5 Mar 1946: Discharged Private, SN SX12942, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, Discharged at Hampstead Barracks, South Australia.
5 Mar 1946: Discharged
5 Mar 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX12942

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