Rollo Charles Stacpole Alban (1895-1916)

-->Clifton F S Alban and Florence L Bailey’s youngest child Rollo was actually registered as Benjamin Brabazon Yates Alban, but this name seems to have disappeared after the registration. Elsewhere he appears in records only as Rollo Charles Stacpole Alban. By 1901 he was not recorded as living with either parent. Although he was only five years old he was boarding at a small school in Winkfield, Berkshire, not far from his mother, Florence L Bailey.

In 1911 Rollo was a boarding pupil at Christ’s Hospital School in West Horsham, Sussex while his mother, a Christian Science practitioner, was living in Ellermere Road, Dudding Hill, Middlesex with her eldest child Florence Elizabeth Mary Alban (1885 Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India -1911 Willesden, London) who died a few months later.

Rollo signed up for the Australian Imperial Force within a year of migrating as a farm student to Australia and served in the 8th Light Horse Regiment at The Nek, Gallipoli, Turkey where he died an ANZAC in 1916, a year before his half brother Clifton F Alban was shot down over France.

Rollo’s brother Frederick John Clifton Alban (1894-1896) had died in the London Throat Hospital after a very brief life.
Australian Imperial Force Attestation paper p1 1914 National Archives of Australia

Report card Christ's School, Horsham, Sussex 1911