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Roy Ernest BLACK

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Surname: BLACK

Forename(s): Roy Ernest

Place of Birth: Newmarket, Suffolk

Service No: 99156

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Army Medical Corps

Battalion / Unit: 326th Field Ambulance

Division: ---

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-10-10

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---


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Roy Ernest Black was the son of Herbert and Sarah Black, née Hammond. Herbert was born at Doncaster and Sarah at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire.

1901 Newmarket, Suffolk Census: 73, St. Philips Road - Roy E. Black, aged 9 years, born Newmarket, son of Herbert and Sarah Black.

1911 Waddington, Yorkshire Census: 80, Waddington - Roy Ernest Black, aged 19 years, born Newmarket, Suffolk. [Roy was living with his aunt, Alice Hammond.]

The British Army Service Record for Roy Ernest Black exists but may be incomplete.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Roy Ernest Black, 99156, 326 F. Amb. R.A.M.C. Date and Place of Death: Was drowned at sea on 10.10.18 on the occasion of the torpedoing of R.M.S. Leinster. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Herbert. £7 10s. 0d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Roy. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Miss Alice Hammond. Relationship: Aunt. (Gratuity). Address: Waddow View, Katie Lane, Waddington, Clitheroe. Dependant: Mr Herbert Black. Age: 59 Years. Relationship: Father. Address: 114, Castle Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Army Medical Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Army Medical Corps

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Surname: BLACK

Forename(s): Roy Ernest

Born: Newmarket, Suffolk

Residence: Waddington

Enlisted: Keighley

Number: 99156

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps



Died Date: 10/10/18

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Home


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Surname: BLACK

Forename(s): Roy Ernest

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 99156

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps

Unit: 326th Field Ambulance



Died Date: 10/10/1918

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'Clitheroe Advertiser' (25 October 1918)

(Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman of Clitheroe and Dorothy Falshaw of Gisburn)

[Untitled article]

The loss of the Irish mail-boat 'Leinster,' by enemy action which resulted in the deaths of several hundreds of passengers, has brought sorrow into the home of relatives of Private Roy Black, R.A.M.C., of Waddington, who was a passenger by the ill-fated boat. The relatives were notified by the War Office, last Thursday, that Pte. Black is presumed to have been lost. A member of the Waddington Brass Band, he was held in high esteem in the village, and his tragic end is keenly regretted. He was a nephew of Miss Hammond, Katie-lane and was coming home on leave. He was 25 years of age and, prior to joining the Army, was employed as a gardener by Mr. T. Eastham. He was connected with the Waddington Wesleyan Chapel, being an active worker, and an old member of the choir.

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The Sinking of RMS 'Leinster' (Simeon Hughes)

The Sinking of RMS 'Leinster' (Simeon Hughes)

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