Roberts, Geoffrey William (523)

Place of Birth: Collingwood, VIC

Age: 19 years 1 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 1 April 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 523            view online service record

Address:
169 Bridge Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
V Roberts (mother)
169 Bridge Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion

Fate:
KIA: Monday, 29 November 1915
Place: Gallipoli Peninsula


Private, 24 Infantry, killed in action 29 November, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 19, commemorated Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.

Parents: William and Victoria ROBERTS, born Collingwood, educated St Patrick’s RC. A 19-year-old clerk, enlisted with parents at 169 Bridge Street. His mother returned the circular from the Abbotsford Convent with Fitzroy shown as her late son’s principal place of association.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


1916 ‘Two Soldiers Die Intestate.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 20 May, p. 3. , viewed 01 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91167270

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