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Roland Pruett Sutcliffe was born in Ballarat, was single and a Stationmaster when he enlisted with the 6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement at the age of 23. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915. On 20 December 1916 he was admitted to hospital as sick (undefined), re-joining his unit on 7 January 1917. Two months later, in March, he was promoted to Lieutenant. On 21 December 1917 he was discharged from the AIF and was reassigned with a commission in the Indian Army.
Although his records end with his discharge and admission to the Indian Army, a letter dated 22 November 1918 reflect that Lt. Sutcliffe was killed in action. He is commemorated on memorial plaque, Christ Church Anglican Cathedral Roll, Ballarat, Victoria.
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