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James Leonard ROLLS

Regimental number3625
Place of birthPrahran Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressThe Avenue, Balaclava, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emily Rolls, 35 The Avenue, Balaclava, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialQuenat Road Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row G, Grave No 26), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Born James Lennox ROLLS. Son of James Lennox and Laura ROLLS (nee ALLEN); husband of Emily Cecilia ROLLS (nee BROWN).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Originally listed as 'No known grave', his name being recorded on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. However, his remains were identified through DNA, and were interred in the Queant Road Cemetery, 12 November 2018.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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