Ronald Gordon (Ronnie) HARTSHORN


HARTSHORN, Ronald Gordon

Service Number: NX152874
Enlisted: 9 March 1942, Gundagai, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47 Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia, 25 June 1923
Home Town: Brungle, Tumut Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Brungle, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Dairy farmer
Died: Killed in Action, New Guinea, 20 August 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gundagai Anzac Grove War Memorial, Maryborough 47th Battalion Fallen Comrades HB
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World War 2 Service

9 Mar 1942: Enlisted Gundagai, New South Wales
8 Feb 1943: Involvement Private, SN NX152874, 47 Infantry Battalion AMF
8 Feb 1943: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX152874


We still miss you! My brother John and i always remember you and your sacrifice! You gave everuthing for us. You would be so disappointed if you saw our country today! So much has changed! My greatest wish would have to been able to bring you home to be with your Mum and Dad! But then with all my heart i hope you all are together in another place where there is no pain and no war. BLESSYOU MY DEAR UNCLE! I love you as i loved them all the whole 8 of them and your sister. Rest in Peace Dear Ronnie. Until we meet in that beautiful shore!!!


In Memory of Uncle Ronnie

For my dear uncle Ronnie who died in New Guinea in 1943 the year before I was born.
All of your family are with you now. Your Mum and your Dad your brothers and your sister. You never got the chance to have you own family, to love, to find your place in this world. Your Dad my grandfather missed you so much. I remember him polishing your medals for every ANZAC DAY. My Dad william missed you and I missed not knowing you.

Please know that I remember you and will never stop until we meet for the first time. Please know that there is someone left in this lifetime that remembers you.

Your lovig niece Elizabeth. I am so proud of you.

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Born 1922 to Albert Arthur George  and Eleanor Maude Hartshorn . They were farmers in the the beautiful valley of Brungle. He had 9 brothers and 1 sister. He probably helped out in the dairy. He lost his Mum in 1931 and lost his life in 1943 not so long after his 21st birthday.