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Robert Edwin BALNAVES

Regimental number1263
Place of birthPenola, South Australia
Other NamesRobert Edward
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressRobe Street, Penola, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Lavina Balnaves, Robe Street, Penola, South Australia
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 26 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3763 Pte Peter Dawson BALNAVES, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1919; 6386 Pte David Pierce BALNAVES, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 December 1917; Cousins (?): 1262 Corporal John Murray BALNAVES, 11th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 22 December 1918; 6841 Lance Corporal Eric William BALNAVES, 15th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 22 September 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALNAVES Robert Edwin

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