Ronald Nelson Robert BIRCH


BIRCH, Ronald Nelson Robert

Service Number: WX4717
Enlisted: 23 June 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Born: FREMANTLE, WA, 4 May 1913
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Papua, 1 December 1942, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN WX4717
23 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN WX4717, 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion


The details provided are taken from the book "1000 Men at War" the history of the 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion, published 1959, refer to page 175. Ronald was born4th May 1913, and prior to the war he was a labourer of Fremantle WA. He served with the 2nd/16th Inf Bn as a private soldier. Unfortunately, he was Killed In Action 1st Dec 1942. Rest In Peace. Lest We Forget.

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