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Robert Neilson JACK

Regimental number435
Place of birthGlenorchy, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStock and Station Agent
AddressMurtoa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.7
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Jack, Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentStaff Quarter Master Sergeant
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 5th Divisional Artillery
Promotion date: 10 April 1918


Unit: 5th Divisional Artillery
Promotion date: 10 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Discharge date6 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kildonian Castle', 21 March 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Melbourne, 6 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 October 1931
SourcesNAA: B2455, JACK Robert Neilson

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