Robert ROFF MM

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ROFF, Robert

Service Number: 4762
Enlisted: 26 February 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hawthorn, Victoria, 26 January 1883
Home Town: Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Hawthorn State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Peronne, France, 1 September 1918, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Shire of Nunawading Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

26 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4762, Melbourne, Victoria
4 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4762, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4762, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4762, 24th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography

Awarded the Military Medal for Conspicuous Gallantry on 09 Oct 1917 at Daisy Wood, Belgium - READ  MORE (static.awm.gov.au)

 

"ROFF.- Officially reported killed in action, on 1st September, 1918, Corporal R. Roff, M.M., 24th Battalion (after 2 years and 5 months' active service), beloved eldest son of Robert and Annie Roff, No. 18, Melville street, Hawthorn. One of the bravest and best.

ROFF.- Officially reported killed in action 1st September, 1918, Corporal Robert Roff, M.M., 24th Batt., after 2 years 5 months' active service, beloved husband of Alice (nee Dunne), and loving Daddy of Robert, Richard, Florrie, Ernest and dear little Annie. His duty nobly done. (Inserted by his sorrowing wife and little ones. Springfield road, Box Hill.)

ROFF.- A tribule of respect to the late Cpl. Robert Roff, M.M., 24th Btn., killed in action 1st September 1918. A loving husband and father, and a true and steadfast chum. Respected and honoured by all who came in contact with him. (His chum, L. H. Rowe.)."from the Melbourne Argus 28 Sep 1918 (nla.gov.au) 

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