PREVIOUS SERVICE – Garrison Artillery England – 7 Years
05/03/1916- Completed Medical Examination Perth WA
18/03/1916- To 56 Depot Company as Private
16/04/1916- To 6th Depot Light Horse as Private
09/06/1916- To 20th Reinforcements 10th Light Horse Regiment Claremont WA
31/07/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Malwa” bound for Egypt
25/08/1916- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt ex Australia
25/08/1916- Marched into Isolation Camp Moascar Egypt & Allotted 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment
12/10/1916- Taken on Strength 10th Light Horse Regiment in the field Egypt
23/12/1916- Wounded in Action Egypt ( Gunshot Wound Neck )
27/12/1916- Admitted 26th Stationary Hospital Egypt
08/01/1917- Admitted 14th Australian General Hospital Abbassia ex Hospital Train
14/01/1917- Transferred to No. 20 Convalescent Depot Abbassia
20/02/1917- Discharged to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment ex Hospital
24/04/1917- Taken on Strength 10th Light Horse Regiment in the field Egypt
10/05/1917- Admitted Citadel Military Hospital Egypt ( Sick ) ex 26th Casualty Clearing Station ex Ambulance Train
21/05/1917- Transferred to Convalescent Depot Abbassia
11/06/1917- To 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment ex Hospital
26/07/19187- Detached to Rest Camp Port Said Egypt
01/12/1917- To Australian Infantry Camp Suez Egypt
12/12/1917- Promoted ER Sergeant Australian Infantry Camp
18/05/1918- Classified with Neurasthenia
15/07/1918- Reverts to Ranks on Completion of Duty at Australian Infantry Camp
21/11/1918- Appointed Acting Sergeant at Anzac Camp Details Moascar Egypt
29/01/1919- Transferred to Depot Stores Ghezireh Egypt
10/02/1919- To Details Camp Moascar Egypt
14/06/1919- Admitted 26th Stationary Hospital Ismailia Egypt ( Fracture of Base of Skull.)
14/06/1919- Died for Injuries at 26th Stationary Hospital Ismailia Egypt.

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

British War Medal – No. 44432

Victory Medal – No. 43934

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 342883.

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION

Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT – Panel No.8.

 

COURT OF ENQUIRY HELD INTO SOLDIER’S DEATH- 18 June , 1919.

Finding:- ” ROLLO met his death as a result of a Motor Cycle Accident. No blame attributable to anyone “.

A number of witness statements were taken and provided at the Court of Enquiry, the following report clearly sums up the circumstances leading to ROLLO’S Death:-

” About 18.00 on the 14th instant, I was on the road leading to Ismailia , near the place known as the London Bridge. I saw a Motor Cyclist coming towards me. There were two soldiers and one native on the road, the native being behind the soldiers.  The cyclist was riding on the extreme left of the road, and as he approached , the soldiers stepped off the road whilst the native stepped the opposite way towards the centre of the road.  

The cyclist swerved to miss the soldiers and collided with the native and the cyclist fell, the motor cycle falling on the cyclists head.  My mates and self put him in a gharry.”

Statement from – TAYLOR, Private J.W- 6061- 75th Machine Gun Battalion.