Roy Allen SILLAR


SILLAR, Roy Allen

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 21 January 1918
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: Army Medical Corps (AIF)
Born: Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia, 1 February 1895
Home Town: Dubbo, Dubbo Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Medical Practioner
Died: Accidental - concussion, fall from horse, Fovant Military Hospital, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, 30 June 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery
Memorials: Dubbo District School Honor Roll, Dubbo Memorial Drive & Rose Garden
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World War 1 Service

21 Jan 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, Australian Army Medical Corps
2 Mar 1918: Involvement Captain, Medical Officers
2 Mar 1918: Embarked Captain, Medical Officers, HMAT Commonwealth, Sydney
30 Jun 1918: Involvement Captain, Army Medical Corps (AIF)

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Deaths Sep 1918 Sillar Roy A 23 Wilton 5a 196.

He was  23 and the second  son of Annie Isabel Sillar, of Dubbo, New South Wales, and the late John Walker Sillar.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 29th June......Captain Roy Allen Sillar was born at Dubbo, NSW in 1895. He joined the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 29th January, 1918 as a 23 year old Medical Practitioner from Dubbo, NSW.

Captain Sillar arrived in England on 13th May, 1918 & was appointed Medical Officer at No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott located in the Salisbury Plain area in the county of Wiltshire.

Captain Roy Sillar was admitted to the Military Hospital at Fovant, Wiltshire on the afternoon of 30th June, 1918 after falling from a horse.

Captain Roy Allen Sillar died at 6.45 p.m. on 30th June, 1918 at the Military Hospital at Fovant, Wiltshire from concussion of the brain.
A Court of Enquiry was held & found that Capt Sillar had died accidentally by a fall from a horse & that such accident was not caused by an neglect or misdemeanour on his part.

Captain Roy Allen Sillar was buried in Compton Chamberlayne War Graves Cemetery, Wiltshire, England.

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