Roy Leslie Hezekiah VIRGIN


VIRGIN, Roy Leslie Hezekiah

Service Number: 1839
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Alberton, South Australia, 6 December 1895
Home Town: Alberton, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 31 October 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor, Queenstown Christ Church Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1839, Keswick, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1839, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1839, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide

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"...1839 Private (Pte) Roy Leslie Hezakiha Virgin, 32nd Battalion. A driver from Alberton, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 2nd Reinforcements from Adelaide on 11 January 1916 aboard HMAT Borda (A30) for Egypt. In June 1916 he was transferred to the 8th Training Battalion in England before rejoining the 32nd Battalion on the Western Front near Albert, France on 14 October 1916. Pte Virgin was wounded in action on 31 October 1916 and died of these wounds later that day in the 31st Casualty Clearing Station. He was aged 20 years." - SOURCE (


Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Virgin. Coburg-road, Alberton, have been notified that their eldest son, Private B. L. H. Virgin, died of wounds in France on October 31 . He left here on January 11 last with reinforcements. He would have attained his 21st birthday on December 7 had he lived. Private Virgin was a member of the Queenstown Church of Christ, and a prominent player with the church football club, having in the 1915 season won a medal for being the most improved player. He was respected by a large circle of friends." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 09 Dec 1916 (