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Rowland Ridgeway POYNTZ

Regimental number1559
Place of birthNorth Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolPublic School & Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide, South Australia
Other trainingAccountant (Licentiate of Institute of Accountants, Victoria)
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
Address16 Walkerville Road, St Peters, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Emily Poyntz, 16 Walkerville Road, St Peters, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name27th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He came of a fighting family, being the grandson of the late Captain Arthur Ridgeway Poyntz of the King's Own Borderers, and a grand nephew of General Wells CB of the Tenth Hussars.' (details from mother)
FateDied of wounds 19 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialEmbarkation Pier Cemetery (Special Memorial Row C, No. 75), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
111
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Alice POYNTZ, 10 Clifton Street, Goodwood Park, South Australia. Native of Adelaide, South Austraia. Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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