Roland LENTHALL

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LENTHALL, Roland

Service Number: 2126
Enlisted: 21 April 1915, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1892
Home Town: Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: St Andrew's College, Trinity Grammar School, Dookie College
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 29 June 1916
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2126, 8th Infantry Battalion, Bairnsdale, Victoria
17 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2126, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2126, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
6 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2126, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Rolands birth was registered in 1894 in Sydney as Rowland

His parents were Rowland Edmund LENTHALL and Edith BROWNLOW who married in Sydney in 1884

Private R. Lenthall died of wounds on the 29th June last. He was a nephew of Mr R. G. Brownlow of Eagle Point, and of Mrs A. N. Macarthur, East Bairnsdale. He lived for some years with Mr and Mrs Brownlow and attended St. Andrew's College. After that he went to Trinity Grammar School, Kew, and then put in three years at Dookie College. He enlisted in April of last year and took part in the fighting at Gallipoli. From there he was invalided to Cairo two days before the evacuation. After spending some time on the Suez Canal he was sent to France.

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