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Robert Lyall BACKMAN

Regimental number3133
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressIllawarra, Bagot's Well, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFriend, Melville Shannon, Illawarra, Bagot's Well, South Australia
Enlistment date2 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollINF50REIN8
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917

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