Raynes Lord Charles ROYLE

ROYLE, Raynes Lord Charles

Service Numbers: 58403, Officer
Enlisted: 6 November 1916
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: Field Company Engineers
Born: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, 30 November 1889
Home Town: Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Kings College Goulburn, Hawkesbury Agricultural College, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Partner in Bore Sinking Operations
Died: Killed In Action, France, 8 November 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Kezelberg Military Cemetery
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Memorials: Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

6 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, 58403, Field Company Engineers
12 Oct 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Sapper, 58403, Field Company Engineers
Date unknown: Involvement Second Lieutenant, Officer, Royal Flying Corps, 7th Squadron

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Charles John and Emily Bethia Royle, of "Redwood", Johnston St., Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales.

Remembered: Killara Soldiers’ Memorial, Killara NSW
Remembered: Sydney Church of England Grammar School World War I Roll of Honour, Northbridge NSW

On 12 October 1917, Second Lieutenant Royle resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

On 8 November 1918, Second Lieutenant Royle (Pilot) and Second Lieutenant Phillip Edward Buckingham RAF (Observer) flying in an RE8 aircraft were killed in an aircraft accident. No other details are provided in the RAF Records.