Gladstone John Berry (Gladdy) ROYCE

ROYCE, Gladstone John Berry

Service Number: 4525
Enlisted: 1 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 21 October 1896
Home Town: Beverley, Beverley, Western Australia
Schooling: Perth Modern School, Western Australia 1911-13
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Wounds, Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, 14 May 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England
Grave No. 1949
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Subiaco Perth Modern School WW1Honour Board, Subiaco Perth Modern School War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4525, 28th Infantry Battalion
31 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 4525, 28th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Shropshire embarkation_ship_number: A9 public_note: ''
31 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 4525, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 14th May.......Private Gladstone John Berry Royce was born at Malvern, Adelaide, South Australia in 1896. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 1st February, 1916 as a 19 year old Clerk from Beverley, Western Australia.

Private Royce joined 28th Battalion in France on 2nd August, 1916. He was sent to Hospital on 13th September, 1916 then embarked for England on Hospital Ship St. Patrick. He was admitted to Kitchener's Hospital, Brighton, England on 16th September, 1916 suffering from Pleurisy. He was discharged, proceeded on furlough & was then posted to No. 2 Command Depot at Wareham in December, 1916.

Private Royce returned to France & joined 28th Battalion on 20th October, 1917. He was on leave to Paris from 11th March, 1918 & rejoined his Battalion on 18th March, 1918.

Private Royce was wounded in action in France on 9th May, 1918. He was invalided to England on Hospital Ship on 12th May, 1918 with GSW to thigh.

Private Gladstone John Berry Royce died on 14th May, 1918 on board Hospital Ship Carisbrooke Castle while in port at Southampton, England from wounds received in action - gunshot wounds to left thigh & exhaustion. Private Royce’s body was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire, England on 14th May, 1918. He was buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England where 49 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)


Biography contributed by Robert Johnson

Perth Modern School enrolment card of 1 February 1911 shows Gladstone's date of birth as 22 October 1896.