BORN Abt. 1884
DIED Poss. 1977
UNIT 1st Bty. 1st F.A.B.
ENLISTED Victoria Barracks, 8 June 1915
DISCHARGED Medically Unfit – Sydney 17 April 1918

Roy Tate took up a block of 172 acres in the Parish of Calderwood, Berrima Land District.  He applied for his loan on 13 September 1921 stating in his application that he wanted the money for the purchase of stock, plant, straw and a gate.[1] He was having a difficult time on his block in March 1927 due to a terrible drought, so he wrote to the Under Secretary asking for a reduction in his loan payment. He hoped this could be done as he had in the past, been making every effort to reduce his debts. He had repaid his advance in full by 26 July 1928.[2]


[1] SRNSW: Lands Department; NRS 8058, Returned Soldiers loan files; [12/7285 No. 8075], Roy Tate, Application for Loan, 13 September 1921.

[2] Ibid, Department of Lands, Office Memorandum.

Sources used to compile this entry:

State Records NSW: Lands Department; NRS 8058, Returned Soldiers loan files [12/7285, No. 8075], Roy Tate.
National Archives of Australia; B2455, First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers (Roy Tate) online: