Royston Leopold Harold (Roy) ANSTIS

ANSTIS, Royston Leopold Harold

Service Number: 4073
Enlisted: 29 January 1916, Enoggera, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Croydon, Surrey, London, 1895
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Cattadown, Plymouth, Devon
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Wounds From Exploding Shell, Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium, 30 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

29 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4073, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enoggera, Queensland
28 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4073, 25th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
28 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4073, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Brisbane
30 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4073, 25th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Royston Leopold Harold ANSTIS was born in Croydon, Surrey, London in 1895 - he was also known as Roy in some of his war records

His parents were George Ernest ANSTIS & Laura Elizabeth GOODING who married in England in 1895

He enlisted at Enoggera in Queensland on 29th January, 1916 and embarked with the 25th Infantry Battalion, 10th Reinforcements from Brisbane on the HMAT Commonwealth on 28th March, 1916

Roy was Killed in Action on 30th October, 1917 at Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium due to wounds from an exploding shell - no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal


His brother Claud Clement Godfrey ANSTIS (SN 7095) 15th Battalion was also Killed in Action in WW1 on 14th August, 1918