Roy Ogilvie FORDHAM

FORDHAM, Roy Ogilvie

Service Number: 184
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Adelaide
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: East Adelaide, South Australia, 19 August 1892
Home Town: Marryatville, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Marryatville Primary School, Norwood Public School & Adelaide School of Mines, South Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, France, 8 April 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Vaulx Hill Cemetery
III.B.4) Also has his name memorialised on a headstone at Payneham Cemetery, SA.
Memorials: Burnside District Fallen Soldiers' Memorial - Rose Park, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burnside & District - Fallen Soldiers Memorial Trees - Rose Park, East Killara North Sydney Technical High School WW1 Honour Board, Hazelwood Park (Knightsbridge) War Memorial, Norwood Primary School Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 184, 10th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 184, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 184, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 184, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
8 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography contributed

Biography written by William Pincombe, Glenunga International High School, SA attached as a document. Winning entry for 2015 Premier's Anzac Spirit School Prize.