Ronald Percy WORBY


WORBY, Ronald Percy

Service Number: SX8947
Enlisted: 16 July 1940
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)., Labuan Memorial, Labuan, Malaysia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, 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 Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX8947
16 Jul 1940: Enlisted Private, SN SX8947, Adelaide, South Australia
4 Dec 1940: Involvement Private, SN SX8947, 8th Division Salvage Unit
30 Jul 1941: Embarked Private, SN SX8947, 8th Division Salvage Unit, HMT EE (Marnix van St. Aldegonde), Melbourne
8 Feb 1942: Involvement Private, SN SX8947, 8th Division Salvage Unit, Malaya/Singapore
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
19 Jun 1945: Involvement 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


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