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Robert Mitchell MACKY

Regimental number5063
Place of birthLondonderry, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer and dentist
AddressLower Bucca via Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 7"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinBrother, G D Macky, Deep Creek, Bowraville, Nambucca River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Discharge date2 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Ajuna', 5 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 31 August 1916; taken on strength of 5th Training Battalion, 1 September 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 21 October 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 23 October 1916; allotted to 1st Battalion, 7 November 1916, and taken on strength, 10 November 1916; assigned on command to Field Post Office, 10 January 1917; rejoined unit from command, 16 January 1917.

Admitted to Anzac Rest Station, 27 January 1917, and transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station; to 12th General Hospital, 29 January 1917; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 8 February 1917; discharged to base details, Rouen, 14 February 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 18 February 1917. Admitted to 26th General Hospital, 24 February 1917 (not yet determined). Embarked Havre on HS 'Gloucester Castle' and proceeded to England, 13 March 1917; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 14 March 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 April 1917; discharged on furlough, 30 April 1917. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 May 1917; temporarily attached to Administrative Headquarters, 13 June 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 28 September 1917; discharged to duty, 29 September 1917; detached from duty with Administrative Headquarters, 15 October 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Berrima', 3 October 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 30 December 1917, for onward travel to 2nd Military District. Discharged as being medically unfit, Sydney, 2 February 1918 (debility following trench fever, rheumatism).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MACKY Robert Mitchell

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