13739 Rifleman Roy Lane Cunliffe
D Company 1st Battalion
3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade
4th December 1917

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Born on 19/04/1892 in Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand.

His parents were James Erasmus Cunliffe(13/02/1850-22/03/1930) and Ada Mahala Jenner(1855-1916). They were married on 26/10/1879.

 Roy had 3 brothers, Arthur Erasmus Jenner(born in 1881), William James(15/12/1883-26/08/1939) and Francis Llewellyn(29/09/1896-04/03/1975).

He also had 5 sisters, Laura Louise(28/05/1882-1977), Frances(1885-06/07/1982), Eva Florence(1886-10/05/1982), Jean(born in 1887) and Ada Mahala(1888-1968).  

At the outbreak of war, Roy enlisted in Wellington on 08/08/1914 as a Gunner(2/30) in D Company NZ Field Artillery 

New Zealand Times – 21 December 1917

Cunliffe- Killed in action in France, December 4th, Roy Lane, dearly loved third son of J.E. Cunliffe, 166 Vivian Street, Wellington. In his 25th year.