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Regimental number4720
Place of birthGlenorie, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o L Roberts, Glenorie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, E Roberts, Alvia Street, Concord, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 December 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 5), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ephriam and Emily ROBERTS
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 5 September 1916; joined 18th Bn, in the field, 14 September 1916.

Reported missing in action, 3 May 1917.

Court of Enquiry, 4 December 1917, concluded: 'Killed in action, 3 May 1917.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Edward.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROBERTS Roy Edwin

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