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Robert Albert KOLBY

Regimental number646
Date of birth9 January 1881
Place of birthNewcastle-on-Tyne, England
SchoolParish of Ellswick, County of Northumberland, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Kolby, 96 Glyde Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceBritish Army and served with the 110th Company of the Imperial Yeoman during the Boer War
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Other detailsArrived in Australia in 1912. Married Emma Craig Catnach in 1907 and had two children. Served at Gallipoli. On his return to Australia worked as a Seaman and Lumper
Date of death25 December 1936
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery (Anglican Portion A5), Western Australia

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