Frederick Robert ROY


ROY, Frederick Robert

Service Number: 1258
Enlisted: 29 August 1915, Longreach, Queensland
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 29 May 1892
Home Town: Longreach, Longreach, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor driver
Died: Accidental (drowned), To Be Determined, France, 5 July 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy St Pierre, Amiens, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Longreach War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1258, Longreach, Queensland
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1258, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1258, 11th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
20 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
5 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1258, 11th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1258 Driver Frederick Robert Roy, 42nd Battery, 11th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery. Dvr Roy enlisted at Longreach, Qld on 29 August 1915, and embarked from Adelaide, SA, aboard HMAT Benalla on 27 October 1915 he drowned on 5 July 1918 and is buried in the Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme, France." - SOURCE (