Private

Albert Ivor Roulston

Conflict: 
WW2
Additional Information: 

Son of Samuel Henry and Catherine Roulston, of Whakatane, Auckland, New Zealand.

References:
  • CWGC
NZ WAR GRAVES
CONTRIBUTED
Original Grave
In uniform with my Mum
In civilian with unknown women
In uniform

Biographical Notes:

"The death of Pte. Albert Ivor Roulston, as the results of wounds received in action in Italy has been reported. Pte. Roulston, who comes from a well-known Whakatane family was born in this town, thirty-one years ago. He received his education at the Awakeri school and from there commenced work on a farm in that district. Later he left this employment and worked at the Paper Mills, where he continued up till the time of his enlistment in 1943. At one time he played senior football for Rangitaiki, while he also maintained a keen interest in shooting. He first saw action in the Pacific where he was stationed for fifteen months. In January of the present year he was transferred to the Italian front. His death was reported on April 17. Pte. Roulston, was the son of Mrs C. Roulston of Whakatane, and leaves three sisters, Mrs T. Bowers (Matamata), Mrs J. Doust (Whakatane) and Miss Myrie Roulston, and three brothers, Owen, Colin and Reynold (overseas)." [Bay of Plenty Beacon, Volume 8, Issue 72, 15 May 1945, Page 4]

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Submitted by: Suzanne Margaret Dell'Oca (-English)
Relationship to casualty: Niece
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Casualty

Service Number: 
285138
Name:
Albert Ivor Roulston
Rank: 
Private
Date of Birth:
14 January 1914
Place of Birth:
Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand
Education: 
Next of Kin: 
Mrs C Roulston (mother), 39 Victoria Avenue, Whakatane
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Locality on Enlistment: 
39 Victoria Avenue, Whakatane
Place of Enlistment: 
Whakatane, New Zealand
Marital Status:
Single
Occupation on Enlistment:
Paper Mill Employee
Employer:
Whakatane Paper Mill, Whakatane
Unit:
New Zealand Infantry, 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Died of wounds
Date of Death:
17 April 1945
Day of Death:
Tuesday
Age at Death: 
31
Conflict: 
WW2

Embarkation Details

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
VI. G. 19.
Cemetery Location: 
Italy
Albert Ivor Roulston
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