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Roy Herbert SOLEY

Regimental number238
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAir mechanic
Address'Pentreath', Liverpool and Brighton Streets, Croydon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.8
Height5' 4.25"
Weight113 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Soley, 'Pentreath', Liverpool and Brighton Streets, Croydon, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 39th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date18 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 1 Squadron, B Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 4 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date12 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 4 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 21 April 1919, for onward travel by boat to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 12 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 March 1953
Age at death54
Place of burialCremated: St Thomas Cemetery (Wall 7 Niche 29), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SOLEY Roy Herbert

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