Albert Ivor Roulston
Son of Samuel Henry and Catherine Roulston, of Whakatane, Auckland, New Zealand.
"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]
Submitted by: Suzanne Margaret Dell'Oca (-English)
Relationship to casualty: NieceDear all, many thanks for sending me the information concerning the whereabouts of my Uncle Albert Ivor Roulston and the photo of his tombstone and the situation plan of where he is buried. As I live... Read More
Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum