Ronald Hamilton Cornish

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Ronald Hamilton Cornish
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 14 Dec 1915
Place of Birth Perth, Western Australia
Death 1971
Place of Death Fremantle
Age at Enlistment 24 years, 10 months
Occupation Farmer
Religion Church of England
Address Byford, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Bertram Hugo Cornish
Military Information
Reg Number WX9035
Date of Enlistment 25 Oct 1940
Rank Sergeant
Unit/Formation 5 Platoon, A Company, 2/4th Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Transport Details Aircraft Thailand to Singapore
Transport Details HMT Moreton Bay Singapore to Fremanlte
Post War Details
Fate POW
Returned to Australia
Monument(s) ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
External Monument(s) The Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial Ballarat, Victoria
Medals 1939-45 Star
Pacific Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

In a 1939 electoral roll for Canning, Ron is listed as living in Cardup and working as a Brickmaker. His parents Bertram and Eva were also living in Cardup. Ron was Married on 3 Aug 1940 to Aldwyn (yet he listed his father as NOK). Ron was a champion amateur wrestler at age 17, and he captained the Armadale football team for several years, as well as being a gymnasium instructor.

Ron was awarded the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal and Certificate for rescuing a miner

War Service

Enlisted at Claremont camp. Promoted Sergeant on 7 Feb 1942

"Adam Park Camp - Singapore Johore Bahru, - Malaysia Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore 'S' Battalion of 'D' Force in Thailand POW Number 8717 - Konkoita camp Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma Reptu, Retphaw, 30Kilo 385k - Burma Thanbyuzayat, 415k - Burma"

Evacuated from Thailand to Singapore by aircraft, and then from Singapore to Fremantle on HMT Moreton Bay Discharged 19 Dec 1945

Post War


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