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Robert Alexander GARRAD

Regimental number2670
Place of birthAnnandale, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressErskineville Road, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Garrad, Erskineville Road, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 March 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2670A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Discharge date18 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orca', 19 February 1919; disembarked Sydney, 3 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 18 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as GARRARD.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARRAD Robert Alexander

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