Mile­stone a wor­thy event

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Manning -

CARLISLE’S Al­fred Worth cel­e­brated his cen­te­nary on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 20, re­ceiv­ing con­grat­u­la­tory mes­sages de­liv­ered by Swan MHR Steve Irons.

The mes­sages were given on be­half of the Queen, the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral and the Prime Min­is­ter, with an Aus­tralian Flag pre­sented in recog­ni­tion of his ser­vice to the na­tion.

RSL state pres­i­dent Gra­ham Ed­wards was also there to con­grat­u­late Mr Worth, who was in the 2/4 Ma­chine Gun Bat­tal­ion in World War II.

The bat­tal­ion, con­sist­ing of men across WA, formed in 1940 and was in Sin­ga­pore in Jan­uary 1942 just days be­fore the Ja­panese at­tacked. As a pris­oner of war in Ja­panese work camps for more than three years, Mr Worth ex­pe­ri­enced the day hope rose again when US bombers dropped leaflets an­nounc­ing the war’s end along with 44-gal­lon food drums.

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