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Robert Roff was born in Hawthorn, Victoria, was married to Mrs Alice May Roff of 10 Whalley Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria and was a Labourer when he enlisted in the 24th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement on 26 February 1916 at the age of 33. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916. He transferred overseas to France on 30 September 1916 with the 24th Battalion before being admitted to hospital for exhaustion. He was transferred to the 1st Australian General Hospital for recovery and was discharged to Etaples in December 2016. He received a promotion to Lance Corporal in May 1917 and later that year he was evacuated to hospital due to being wounded in the field.
He was killed in action in France on 1 September 1918. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field.
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