Victor Romul Sylvester Vort-Ronald

Victor Vort
Courtesy of Mick Vort-Ronald

Alias Victor Vort

Russian spelling

Виктор Ворт

Born 28.04.1884 or 1885

Place St Petersburg, Russia (also gave birthplace as Guerre or Brisson, France)

Ethnic origin Russian / French / Scottish?

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Gregory Samuel Vort; Scottish

Mother Dolores Vort; French


Family wife Hilda Olive Vort (née Hoskins), married 1916; sons Eugene Romul b.1916, Ron b.1919

Residence before arrival at Australia Education: Commercial college (accountancy, book-keeping, auditing); three years University attendance (commerce, political economy, history & philology). Fought in the Russo-Japanese War, in 1915 was ill in Japan

Arrived at Australia
on 1915 (?)

Residence before enlistment Adelaide

Occupation 'Formerly interpreter', 1915 clerk

service number 2699
enlisted 14.04.1915
POE Keswick, SA
unit 10th Battalion, Pay Corps, HQ, London, 10th Battalion
rank Private, Temporary Corporal, Corporal
place England, 1916-1918
final fate RTA 12.03.1918
discharged 28.06.1918 MU

Naturalisation Served as British subject

Residence after the war 1919 Port Pirie, SA, 1924 Barmera

Died 8.01.1927, Adelaide (suicided)


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised army pay file (NAA)

Digitised RAAF file (NAA)

RAAF discharge (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Death from drowning. - The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), 15 January 1927, p. 15