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 naa.gov.au|
|Report card Christ's School, Horsham, Sussex 1911|