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Roy Melrose FURBER

Regimental number1211
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressNeutral Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ruth Pearce, 2 Reynolds Street, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 May 1917
Place of enlistmentRoseville, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameVeterinary Corps, September 1917 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 2 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Mobile Veterinary Section
FateReturned to Australia 28 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter FURBER and Ruth PEARCE
Discharge date21 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 28 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit: disability not stated), Sydney, 21 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 May 1935
Age at death41
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, FURBER Roy Melrose

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