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Rohan Albert TAPFIELD

Regimental number9991
Place of birthBellerive, Hobart, Tasmania
SchoolWoollahra Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTypewriter salesman
Address'Nobbys', Crown Road, Queenscliff, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs R M Tapfield, 'Nobbys', Crown Road, Queenscliff, Manly, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialPerth Cemetery (China Wall) (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 32), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mowbray Lawson and Susan Elizabeth TAPFIELD; husband of Rosa Madeline TAPFIELD, "Syvlander", 89 Darley Road, Manley, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: Corporal Lionel CHALMERS, Army Medical Corps, killed in action, 26 September 1917; Cousin: 2164 Eric Darcy TAPFIELD, 4th Bn, Imperial Camel Corps, killed in action, 30 March 1918.

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