Ronald William HOFMEYER

HOFMEYER, Ronald William

Service Number: SX626
Enlisted: 22 November 1939
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Field Company / Squadron RAE
Born: Adelaide, SA, 31 March 1918
Home Town: Norwood (SA), South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sawyer
Died: Killed in Action, Libya, 22 August 1941, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Tobruk War Cemetery, Tobruk, Libya
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Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, City of Kensington & Norwood Honour Roll World War II Book and Case, Echunga War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

22 Nov 1939: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Sergeant, SX626, 2nd/3rd Field Company / Squadron RAE
22 Nov 1939: Enlisted Woodside, SA
22 Nov 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Sergeant, SX626
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Frederick Charles and Agatha Margaret Hofmeyer, of Norwood, South Australia


Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hofmeyer, of Beulah road, Norwood, have been advised that their youngest son, Lce. Sgt. R. W. Hofmeyer, was killed in action on  August 22. Lce.-Sgt. Hofmeyer, who was 24, enlisted in the A.I.F. in November, 1939, and sailed overseas in May, 1940. Before joining up he worked on his uncle's property at Echunga.

The eldest son, Howard, is in Egypt, while the third son, Raymond, was discharged from the A.I.F. because of illness after nearly a year's service. Mr.  Hofmeyer. sen., who fought in world war I., also saw service in the Port Arthur blockade in 1904-5 and the African Rebellion in 1906. He is engineer at  the Hindmarsh Fire Brigade.