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Roy Burgoyne McNEILL

Regimental number15567
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
SchoolEllerslie Public School, Auckland, New Zealand
Other trainingHemingway & Robertson's Commercial College; University of Auckland College of Music, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A E McNeill, Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment date4 November 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He possessed great musical talent & a brilliant future was predicted had he lived.' (details from mother)
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 13 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHamburg Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 7), Ohlsdorf, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Annie Elizabeth McNEILL, Auckland, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as McNEIL.

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