Service Number: 1126
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Orroroo, South Australia, Australia, 23 October 1880
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Orroroo Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Cleve, South Australia, Australia, 1940, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cleve Cemetery, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Memorials: Orroroo District Roll of Honour WW1, Orroroo Public School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 1126, 43rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Afric embarkation_ship_number: A19 public_note: ''
9 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 1126, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
19 Feb 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 1126, 43rd Infantry Battalion, GSW hip
26 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 1126, 43rd Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918, Gassed

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Biography contributed by Anna Stone

William Henry Shillabeer and Mary Jane Robinson welcomed Roy Oliver Shillabeer into the world, their fifth child of seven, on 23rd of October, 1890 at Walloway.  In 1904 Roy attended school in Orroroo. 

When Roy finished school, he worked on the family farm. 

In 1914, Roy enlisted in World War One. He was twenty five years old and served in the 43rd battalion. 

During his time in the war he was shot in the foot, self-inflected while he was waiting for action and cleaning his rifle. He was wounded in action in the hip in February 1917, and then gassed in May 1918.

Roy came back to his home town in 1919 and was constantly in and out of hospital. He was listed on the Orroroo Public School Roll of Honour board. 

He passed away in 1940 and was buried in Cleve, South Australia.