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Roy Douglas PROCTOR

Regimental number2700
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBallymote Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amelia Proctor, Ballymote Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 February 1917
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 2), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Amelia PROCTOR, Norwood Street, Toowong, Queensland. Native of Ballina, New South Wales

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. is recommended for consistent good work in action near FERME DU MOUQUET during operations 26th to 29th August, 1916. This N.C.O. continually rallied his men and on afternoon of 29th August 1916, during an intense barrage which obliterated portion of the trench line and caused heavy casualties he was particularly noticed for his example and leadership and succeeded in steadying his men in a trying situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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