Ronald Percy WORBY

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WORBY, Ronald Percy

Service Number: SX8947
Enlisted: 16 July 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Division Salvage Unit
Born: Iron Knob, South Australia, 14 July 1918
Home Town: Port Pirie, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Pirie High School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 19 June 1945, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
(CWGC) Official Commemoration - Memorial Location: Panel 31, Labuan Memorial (within Labuan War Cemetery).
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, City of Port Pirie WW2 Memorial Gates, Iron Knob War Memorial, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia
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World War 2 Service

16 Jul 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX8947, Adelaide, South Australia
4 Dec 1940: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX8947, 8th Division Salvage Unit
30 Jul 1941: Embarked 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX8947, 8th Division Salvage Unit, HMT EE (Marnix van St. Aldegonde), Melbourne
8 Feb 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX8947, 8th Division Salvage Unit, Malaya/Singapore
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
19 Jun 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX8947, 8th Division Salvage Unit, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Ronald Percy WORBY was born on 14th July, 1918 at Iron Knob, South Australia

His parents were Arthur WORBY and Gertrude May MARSHALL

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Two of his brothers also served in WW2

1. Kenneth Leslie WORBY (SN S39183) discharged 1943

2. Lawrence Arthur WORBY (SN SX39067) &  (SN S24102) discharged 1946