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15th Bn Hampshire Regiment

Killed in action 15/9/1916 aged 20 and buried in Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, Somme, France.

Born Fareham in 1896, son of James and Bessie, brother of Ernest, Thomas, Hilda, Reginald and Leonard. In 1901 the family were living at 1 Tennyson Rd, Portsmouth and his father were working as a clerk at the War Office, by 1911 the family had moved to 1 Victor Rd, Copnor, Portsmouth, Roland was a carpenters apprentice and his father was now working as a Pickle Manufacturers salesman. During the war, the family had moved again to 35 Byron Rd, Copnor, Portsmouth