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Robert Wiliam LAKIN

Regimental number1986
Place of birthHappy Valley Inn, Port Lincoln, South Australia
SchoolTumby Bay Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressTumby Bay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Isabel Lakin, Tumby Bay, South Australia
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 10 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 July 1917
Place of death or woundingCypres
Age at death20.4
Place of burialBrandhoek Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row N, Grave No. 10), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Isabella LAKIN, Port Lincoln, South Australia. Native of Tumby Bay, South Australia

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