Embleton Roy TILLEY

Badge Number: S22756, Sub Branch: STIRLING

TILLEY, Embleton Roy

Service Number: 5860
Enlisted: 17 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brown Hill Creek, South Australia, 13 July 1893
Home Town: Crafers, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Natural causes, Springbank Repat Hospital, South Australia, 19 September 1964, aged 71 years
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Section: KO, Road: 23A, Site No: 48
Memorials: Aldgate War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5860, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 5860, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 5860, 48th Infantry Battalion
2 Oct 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 5860, 48th Infantry Battalion

Embleton Roy Tilley

Name: Embleton Roy Tilley
Service Number: 5860
Place of Birth: Brown Hill Creek
Date of Birth: 13 July 1893
Place of Enlistment: Adelaide
Date of Enlistment: 17 April 1916
Age at Enlistment: 22 years 9 months
Next of Kin: Mother, Lucy Emma Tilley / Crafers
Occupation: Gardener
Religion: Baptist
Rank: Sergeant
Embleton, commonly known as Roy, left Melbourne with the 48th Battalion on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 27 June 1916, reaching Plymouth, England on 25 August. Private Tilley proceeded to France on 14 October where he was appointed Lance Corporal on 11 April 1918 and later promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
On 30 June Roy was wounded in action, sustaining a gunshot wound to the scalp and was transferred from the field hospital unit to hospital on 4 July. His mother was notified of his situation by Base Records in Melbourne on 11 July.
Roy returned to Australia on board the Frankfurt arriving on 17 August and was discharged on 2 October.

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