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Tilley, Roderick Edward (9578)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 18 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 20 October 1917 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 9578            view online service record

52 Marshall Street
Ivanhoe, VIC

Next of Kin:
John G Tilley (father)
52 Marshall Street
Ivanhoe, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 28 February 1918
Ship: HMAT Nestor A71
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: Tunnelling Companies – January 1918 Reinforcements

RTA: Wednesday, 23 July 1919
Discharged: Friday, 3 October 1919

Brother: William Herbert Tilley


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted March 18, 2018 5.41 pm 0Likes

    The family wete at 29 Raglan-street, Port Melbourne when the children were born – as well as the two servicemen. there were Rhoda (“Ada” in a Death Notice, born 1894) and George Thomas (1904). Their mother’s maiden nee varies between Mirfield, Murfield and Merfierd, and their father, although officially john George, was simply known as George.

    On Active Service – TILLEY-Killed in action somewhere in France, on the 28th March, 1918,No. 3265, Pte. W H. Tilley, 23rd Battalion, after 2 yrs. and 4 months active service; beloved eldest son of George and Marion Tilley, 52 Marshall-street, Ivanhoe, loving brother of Ada, Roderick (on active service) and George. ‘Aged 25 years 7 months. Died for King and Country.
    Inserted by his sorrowing parents, sister and brothers.

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