Roy Alexander Ziems

First Name: 
Roy
Middle Name: 
Alexander
Last Name: 
Ziems
Father's Name: 
William Julius Ziems
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, September 8, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
2nd Infantry Battalion
Company: 
22nd Reinforcement
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, May 10, 1964
Place of Death: 
Kurrajong, N.S.W.
Details: 

Roy Alexander Ziems (Service No 6867) was born in Newtown, Sydney.

He was 23 years old, single, and working as a Teamster, when he enlisted at the Show Ground Camp, Sydney, on 28 August 1916.

Roy's father, William Julius Ziems, of Coramba, via Coffs Harbour, N.S.W. was his next of kin. Immediately on enlisting Roy was assigned to the Dubbo Depot Battalion on 8 September 1916.

On the 8 November, Roy, by now assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Reinforcements, sailed from Sydney with his Unit on board HMAT SS Port Nicholson.  The troops disembarked at HMNB Devonport, Plymouth, England on 10 January 1917.

Roy served on the Western Front in France and Roy's service records show that he was serving in the role of Acting Sergeant at Aldershot in September 1917.  In September 1918 he was officially promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal.

Upon his return to Australia on 26 August 1919 Roy was ranked as Sergeant.

On 25 February, 1960 Roy applied for Repatriation payments.

Roy died at Kurrajong, N.S.W on 10 May 1964, aged 71 years.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455 ZIEMS R A

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