Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 7. June 13, 1945
Roy Diederich was one of the most promising men the College has produced and he had achieved at his early death far more than most men. Roy was a true student whilst at Victoria College. He was interested in all student activities and in 1932 became President of the Students' Association; tactful, courteous, courageous and efficient.
His main sporting interest at University was rugby football, which game he himself played superbly. He played for the College First XV in its championship winning years, and as well as a fine player he was an excellent Club man.
He graduated with the degree of L.L.B. and after several years in the Public Trust Office went to Fiji, where he later became Acting Magistrate. Whilst he was in Fiji the war broke out. He was more ' than keen to serve overseas and although older than most of the soldiers being sent away he finally succeeded in getting to Italy as a gunner. There he gave his life.