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Robert Henry HEMSLEY

Regimental number3852
Place of birthUpminster England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
AddressHope Villa, 112 Cable Road, Forest Gate, London, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, T F Hemsley, 112 Cable Road, Forest Gate, London, England
Enlistment date4 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 October 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Robert Harry
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row A, Grave No. 20A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
83
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Clara HEMSLEY. Native of Upminster, Essex, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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