TAVENDER, Roy Norman

Service Number: 5403
Enlisted: 2 June 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Saddleworth, 30 April 1888
Home Town: Watervale, South Australia
Schooling: Saddleworth & Stockport Schools
Occupation: Store-keeper
Died: Died of Illness (Meningitis), Military Hospital, Devonport, England, United Kingdom, 11 October 1916, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery, Devon, England,
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Stockport Soldiers' Memorial Arch , Watervale Court Bushmans Home WW1 Honour Roll, Watervale Public School Roll of Honour WW1, Watervale War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5403, 27th Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 5403, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide

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The late Pte. Roy N. Tavender, whose death from illness in the Military Hospital, Davenport, England, on October 11, is recorded, was 28 years of age. He was the eldest son of Mr. W. Tavender. of Watervale. He enlisted on June 5, and embarked for England on August 28. He was popular locally, and was possessed of a genial and quiet disposition. Up to the time of enlisting he was connected with the business of his father as a storekeeper at Watervale. The deceased was well known in the country as an enthusiastic cricketer. He was a keen debater in the Watervale Literary Society, an active member of the A.O.F. Lodge, Watervale, and highly respected throughout the district." - from the Adelaide Observer 28 Oct 1916 (