Roy Restarick was born in Castlemaine and was a Pickle Manufacturer by trade when he enlisted from Ballarat in the 1st General (Victorian) Reinforcements on 3 November 1917 at the age of 26 after previously having been rejected for military service on account of varicose veins.. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 March 1918. He reached London on May 24th and was soon attached to the 22nd Battalion. He did not cross to France until January 1919, two months after hostilities had ceased, but he was hospitalised in March for treatment to a tumour on his right leg. He returned to Australia on the Euripides and disembarked on October 20th 1919.
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