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Robert Arthur LONG

Regimental number1050
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolToororiga Rd State School, East Malvern, Victoria
Address28 Leamington Crescent, Caulfield East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinSister, Mrs R M Bishop, 28 Leamington Crescent, Caulfield East, Victoria
Enlistment date4 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis eldest brother served in Boer War having lived in Africa, is now in Essex, England. He tried five times to enlist in present war but was rejected being medically unfit result of injury in Boer War from which he was discharged as unfit for service.
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Place of death or woundingCape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death30
Place of burialNo Known Grave
Commemoration detailsHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Rosetta LONG. Native of Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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