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Robert Joseph HARRON

Regimental number15332
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Ellen Flynn, 'Inchcore', Bunnerong Road, South Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 March 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameSeptember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date5 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Ceramic', 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916; marched into No 3 Camp, Perkhouse, 22 November 1916; moved out to No 7 Camp, Christchurch, 30 December 1916; marched into No 4 Camp, Parkhouse, 28 February 1917; marched into Engineers Training Depot, Brightlingsea, 5 April 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 29 May 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 30 May 1917; moved into the field, 12 June 1917; taken on strength of 12t Field Company Engineers, 15 June 1917; detached to Australian Engineers Mining & Boring Company, 1 November 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 1 November 1917 (laryngitis); transferred to 1st Australian Divisional Receiving Station, 1 November 1917; to Reinforcements Camp, 11 November 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 13 November 1917.

Taken ill in the field, 31 December 1917; admitted to 12th Australain Field Ambulance, 1 January 1918 (trench feet); transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 January 1918; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 4 January 1918. Embarked on board HS 'Essequibo' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 7 January 1918; admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 8 January 1918; discharged on furlough, 6 April 1918. Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 19 April 1918; marched into Longbridge Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 28 June 1918; marched into Engineers Training Depot, Brightlingsea, 12 June 1918. Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 15 September 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 18 September 1918; moved into the field, 22 September 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 24 September 1918; detached to 353rd Engineering and Mining Company, 4 January 1919; moved out from attached unit, 25 Febraury 1919; rejoined 4th Field Company Engineers, 18 April 1919; moved into from the field, 1 May 1919; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 1 May 1919. Proceeded to England, 9 May 1919; disembarked Southampton, 10 May 1919; marched into No 4 Group, Hurdcott, 10 May 1919.

Found guilty at Hurdcott, 5 June 1919, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 31 May, to 10.00 am, 3 June 1919: awarded fine of 5 days' pay; forfeited total of 8 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Frankfurt', 1 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 August 1919. Discharged Sydney, 5 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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