Milestone a worthy event
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.