WILLIAMS, Ronald Brian

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Notes
  5. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Korea (1950-1953)
Date of Enlistment
Place of Enlistment
Sydney NSW

Personal Details

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Canberra ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
Final Rank
Acting Sick Bay Petty Officer
Final Unit
HMAS Warramunga


Williams was a salesman when he joined the navy as an 18 year old in 1947. He served in the Korean theatre on HMAS Warramunga from 17 January 1952 to 8 August 1952. During February and March 1952 HMAS Warramunga bombarded Songjin and Yangdo and was part of the blockade of the north east coast of Korea. After a brief period patrolling the west coast of the peninsula and a visit to Hong Kong, she resumed operations on the east coast around Chongjin and Songjin harassing coastal defences. On 25 May the Warramunga was part of a major naval bombardment of Chongjin in co-operation with US ships. The remainder of her time in Korean waters was spent patrolling in support of the USS Bataan. During her six months of operations in Korea the HMAS Warramunga fired more than 4000 rounds.

Description - height 5 feet 8 inches, ginger hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion, Presbyterian.


Nominal Roll of Australian Veterans of the Korean War http://www.koreanroll.gov.au/
http://www.navy.gov.au/HMAS_Warramunga_(I) (viewed 13/06/2012)
NAA RecordSearch - Series A6770 (Service Cards for Petty Officers and Men, 1911-1970)

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