honor role

Roy, Reginald Baxter

** DCM 553 Cpl 44th Bn.

Born at Footscray, Victoria, Presbyterian. Enlisted 22 February 1916 age 28, mechanic. Nok mother, Mrs Florence May Roy, 46 Lawler St, Subiaco. Embarked at Fremantle 6 June 1916 per A29 Suevic. Wounded in action in France on 10 June and in Belgium on 31 July 1917. Promoted Cpl 1 July 1917. RTA 21 December 1917 per A34 Persic. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal at St Ives Belgium on 4 June 1917, The citation reads: ‘In charge of a section of a daylight raiding party under Lieut. Lintott. He controlled his section with wonderful coolness and bravery. His party bombed a large dugout, killing many Germans and succeeded in capturing one prisoner. At another dugout his party was fired at through the iron door, which they succeeded in blowing in. They then threw in bombs causing many casualties to the enemy. He led his section with great initiative and assisted materially in bringing this portion of the raid to a successful conclusion’. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 219 of 20 December 1917.  Service medals: BWM and VM. Cottesloe Honour Rolls.