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Roy Walton UNDERWOOD

Regimental number197
Place of birthMount Gambier, South Australia
SchoolMt Gambier Public and High Schools, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLabourer
AddressThird Avenue, St Peters, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Underwood, Third Avenue, St Peters, South Australia
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularKilled in action while on duty as Regimental Stretcher Bearer.
FateKilled in Action 5 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row E, Grave No. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
121
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Isaac and Emily UNDERWOOD, 11 Third Avenue, St. Peters, South Australia. Native of Mount Gambier
Family/military connectionsFirst cousin to Lieut John William Powell the first South Australian to fall in the South African War Feb 12th 1900.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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