Ronald Norrie Lyle ALEXANDER

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ALEXANDER, Ronald Norrie Lyle

Service Number: NX47700
Enlisted: 3 September 1940, Newcastle, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Coraki, New South Wales, 11 August 1911
Home Town: Eltham, Lismore Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Malaya, 15 January 1942, aged 30 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Kranji War Cemetery Memorial 131
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Singapore Memorial Kranji War Cemetery
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX47700, Newcastle, New South Wales
18 Sep 1940: Transferred Australian Army, Private, 2nd Infantry Training Battalion
12 Nov 1940: Transferred Australian Army, Private, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion
29 Jul 1941: Embarked Australian Army, Private, SN NX47700, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion, On HMT Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt from Sydney
7 Dec 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX47700, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion, Malaya/Singapore
15 Jan 1942: Involvement Australian Army, Private, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion, Malaya/Singapore

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Ronald Norrie Lyle ALEXANDER was born on 11th August, 1911 at Coraki, New South Wales

His parents were Edwin ALEXANDER and Sarah Emily MacLEAY who had married in 1899 in Lismore, NSW

He enlisted with the Australian Army as a Private on 3rd September, 1940 in Newcastle NSW and embarked with the 2nd/30th Battalion on 29th July, 1941 from Sydney on the ship HMT Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt.  He was with D Company in the 18th Platoon

Ronald was Killed in Action in Malaya on 15th January, 1942 - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial, The Singapore Memorial & the Roll of Honour in Lismore, NSW

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