Roy was a labourer in Bacchus Marsh, VIC when he enlisted in the AIF, 13th Reinforcements, 4th Light Horse Regiment on the 28th of July 1915, aged 27. He embarked aboard the HMAT A54 Runic in January 1916. He disembarked in Egypt and transferred to the 1st Division Cyclist Battalion.
Roy disembarked at Marseilles, France at the end of March 1916. In May he transferred to the 1st ANZAC Cyclist Battalion -shortly afterwards he was detached for traffic duties for a month. Roy then transferred to the 12th Field Company Engineers in late December. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in November 1918 and returned to England in February 1919, embarking for Australia in April aboard the Commonwealth, returning to Australia in June and discharged from the AIF in August 1919.
He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh and the Roll of Honour for pupils of Parwan State School, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh and also the Holy Trinity Church Roll of Honour held by the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Bacchus Marsh.
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