Rowland Ridgeway POYNTZ

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POYNTZ, Rowland Ridgeway

Service Number: 1559
Enlisted: 2 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: North Adelaide, South Australia, 13 August 1889
Home Town: St Peters, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Norwood Public School, Pulleney Street School
Occupation: Commercial Traveller/Accountant
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 19 September 1915, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Embarkation Pier Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Pulteney Grammar School WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, St Peters All Souls Anglican Church Honour Board WW1, St Peters Heroes War Memorial, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

2 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1559, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1559, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1559, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
19 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1559, 27th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"THE LATE SERGEANT R. R. POYNTZ.

Sergeant R. Ridgway Poyntz, who died of wounds on September 19, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Poyntz, 16, Walkerville-road, St. Peters. He was educated at the Norwood Public and Pulieney-street Schools, and later, under Mr. Pinner (Victoria), of the Adelaide Shorthand and Business Training Academy, he studied accountancy, gaining his diploma as Licentiate, of the Institute of Accountants, Victoria. Prior to enlisting, he was a member of the travelling staff of Messrs. G. Wood, Son, & Co., being an employee of this firm for 10 years, a portion of the time being spent at Broken Hill. Following in the line of forefathers, who served in the British Army, he nobly carried out the traditions of a "fighting family," by giving his life for King and country. Whilst in Egypt, he celebrated his 26th birthday. A loving son, devoted brother, true man and friend, and conscientious worker, he will be missed most by those who learnt to love and know him best." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 16 Oct 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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