Roland Clarance CARMAN

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CARMAN, Roland Clarance

Service Number: 5063
Enlisted: 19 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Keilli, South Australia , 20 January 1894
Home Town: Port Broughton, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Wards Hill Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Bullecourt, France, 8 April 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Alford District of Ninnes Honour Board, Alford War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bute District Council WW1 Roll of Honor, Bute WW1, WW2 & Vietnam Memorial Gardens, Port Broughton War Memorial, Tickera War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

19 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5063, 10th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
25 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5063, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5063, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5063, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide
25 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5063, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide
8 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5063, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Aged 22 years at enlistment, one of three sons of Mr David and Mrs Elizabeth CARMAN, Kelvin Grove, Lockleys, South Australia.

MAWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army One of three brothers, all KIA in WW1.

Roland was serving with the 10th Battalion at Second Bullecourt when he was killed in action.  He was 23 years old by that time. He has no known grave.

Roland and his two brothers are commemorated on a family grave at Dudley Park Cemetery. Roland is also commemorated on the Australian National War Memorial France, Villers Brettoneux

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Biography

Roland was the only brother my father Jack Carman remembered of the three older brothers who went to war in France and never returned. Clarence was younger than Roland but died the year before him on the 5th November 1916. David the next brother died in France 25th April 1918. He is the only one who has a known grave. The family story goes that he was sent back to London to recover from wounds but died within a month of returning to the front Hinderberg Line while in an ambulance on a bridge that was blown up. This has never been confirmed. Dad and his sister Ruby Adelaide Carman nee Catchlove both went to the second war. Ruby as a nurse to the Middle East and dad, Kenneth John Carman (Jack) to Papua New Guinea and the Islands.

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