Private Roy Clifford Stone

Service number 7574
Birth Date 1900-08
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Port Melbourne
Death Date 1918-04-12
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Roy Clifford Stone (7574, 6th Battalion) was born in 1900 at Port Melbourne, Victoria and was working as a labourer before enlisting on 25 July 1917. He joined the 6th Battalion on 10 March 1918, but the following month on 11 April 1918, whilst the battalion was unloading from a train at a junction, a German plane flew over and dropped a bomb which hit Roy. He received multiple shrapnel wounds and died of his wounds the following day, aged 17 years 8 months. Roy is buried in the Namps-au-Val British Cemetery, Amiens, France.



Date of birth 1900-08
Date of enlistment 28 June 1917
Date of embarkation 04 August 1917
Date of death 12 April 1918
Date of fate 12 April 1918