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Roland LOFTS

Regimental number2820
Date of birth27 December 1896
Place of birth2 Admiralty Terrace, Old Brompton, Chatham, Kent
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTeamster
Address5 Westall Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMrs K M Cain (Lofts), Robin Road, Semaphore, South Australia
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Other details

Was injured in No-Man's land in France before being taken to hospital in England. From there he was sent to Keswick Army Barracks Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

When he returned he worked as a civil servant at the Hospital's Department, Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Date of death31 August 1940 , Adelaide
Age at death43
Place of burialSoldiers Memorial Section, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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