Roy Edward ARBON

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ARBON, Roy Edward

Service Number: 4429
Enlisted: 24 July 1915, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: White Hill, Victoria, 1892
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Marist Brother's College, Bendigo
Occupation: Bootmaker
Died: Died of wounds, Nottingham, England, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: Nottingham General Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4429, Bendigo, Victoria
28 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4429, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
28 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4429, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
15 Jul 1916: Wounded Private, SN 4429, 57th Infantry Battalion, Shell wound (back)
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4429, 57th Infantry Battalion

CWGC data

Roy Edward ARBON. Private 4420 57th Australian Infantry died 19th July 1916 aged 22. Son of Edward and Mary Arbon, of 113, Bridge St., Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. Born at Bendigo and is at rest in Nottingham General Cemetery, Nottinghamshire

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"DIED ON DUTY

Mrs. Arbon, of 111 Bridge Street, received a cable message through the Defence Department from Father McReavey. stating that her son, Stretcher-bearer R. E. Arbon, of the 57th Battalion, has died in France. The cause it not yet reported — but most probably he was killed in action. Pte. Arbon was well known in Bendigo particularly in sporting circles. He was a member of the Albion Imps, and an employe of Mr. J. Collier, boot dealer." - from the Bendigo Independent 27 Jul 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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