Norman William NOSWORTHY


NOSWORTHY, Norman William

Service Number: NX45781
Enlisted: 27 June 1940, Newcastle, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: AIF Headquarters Malaya
Born: Sydney , New South Wales, 5 November 1906
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan - blackwater fever), Thailand, 2 August 1943, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery
Ref. A 6 D 3
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

27 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX45781, Newcastle, New South Wales
2 Aug 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX45781, AIF Headquarters Malaya, Prisoners of War

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Norman William NOSWORTHY was born on 5th November, 1906 in Sydney

His parents were Charles Edgar NOSWORTHY and Agnes Mary DRISCOLL

Military defaulters.  A number of military defaulters were proceeded against for failing to render sufficient personal service and were ordeded into the detention of the defence authorities for the following period at Fort Scratchley.    Norman William Nosworthy - 12 days (Newcastle Herald 22nd May 1928)

He enlisted on 27th June 1940 with the Austraian Army 0-His posting on death was HA GBDS Malaya, - G Base Depot  He left Australia on the ship Johan Van Oldenbanevelt on 29th July 1941 for Singapore

He was taken on strength at Tamworth with the 1st Infantry Training Battalion (6th Infantry Training Brigade) & then with the 2/30th Battaion on 12th Nov. 1940 & transferred to 2/4 Pioneers Battalion on 18th Feb. 1941 - then transferred to 8 Trng. Battaliion on 21st May 1941, transferred to HQ AIF GBD Malaya on 3rd Oct. 1941

He died on 2nd August 1943 from Blackwater Fever (Cerebral Malaria) whilst a Prisoner of War in Thailand - he is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery  & is commemorated at the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Sydney


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