Ronald William (Ron) PETTMAN

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PETTMAN, Ronald William

Service Number: SX4999
Enlisted: 10 June 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gilberton, South Australia, 17 May 1919
Home Town: Angaston, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Nuriootpa High School
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Aadloun Liban-Sud, Lebanon, 11 June 1941, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Sidon War Cemetery
(3. D. 8.) - located 60 kilometres south of Beirut.
Memorials: Adelaide WW II Wall of Remembrance*, Angaston HB2 District of Angaston WW II*, Angaston WW1 & WW2 War Memorial*, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Nuriootpa M2 - Nuriootpa High School WWII Old Scholars Memorial*
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World War 2 Service

10 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Jun 1940: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX4999, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
8 Jun 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX4999, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion, Syria - Operation Exporter

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Biography

Full name: Ronald William Pettmann

Known as Ron Pettman

Eldest Son of Robert William and Renie May Pettmann of Angaston, South Australia. Brother to Max, Peter and Mary.

Born 17th May 1919 at Gilberton, South Australia

Educated at Nuriootpa High School

Native of Angaston

A very capable racing cyclist he finished second in the Burra to Adelaide Cycling Race when he was still a teenager.

Enlisted 10th June 1940 at Adelaide

Service Number: SX4999

Unit: 2/27th Battalion, 'C' Company.

Killed in Action on the 11th of June 1941 at the Battle of Adloun.

Aged 22

Cemetery  details:  Sidon War Cemetery, Lebanon, (located 60 kilometres south of Beirut).

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