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John Alfred ROBERTS

Regimental number1355
Place of birthTweed Heads New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTweed Heads, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Agnes Roberts, Tweed Heads, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot XX, Row D, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Emily ROBERTS, Tweed Heads, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5098 Pte Charles William ROBERTS, 26th Bn, returned to Australia, 27 September 1917; 220 Pte Harold ROBERTS, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 January 1919; 5097 Pte Herbert ROBERTS, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 7 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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