|Place of birth||Grindleton, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England|
|School||Grindleton National School, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||22|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Grindleton, Yorkshire, England|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Maudsley, Grindleton, Yorkshire, England|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for enlistment in 11th Hussars, British Army, on account of 'bad teeth')|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||27|
|Place of burial||Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No 4), Fromelles, Nord, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Cousin: Pte J. BELL, killed in action.|
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Prisoner of War German list dated 4 November 1916 received by Wounded and Missing Inquiry Bureau.
File (p. 7) bears notation: 'Identification disc received from Germany. No particulars were afforded except that soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION 20/7/16.'
German report, 2 August 1916: 'austr. Sold. Maudsley, R.T. Erk.Mrk. 137, 32.Bn am 19.7 in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'
Note on Red Cross File no 1740508: 'The above name appeared in German death list dated 4-11-16.'
Note on file: 'Identity disc received from Germany and forwarded to N/K. 11.5.17.'
Originally listed as 'No known grave'; remains identified following discovery of a mass grave in 2009Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MAUDSLEY Robert Thomas
Red Cross file 1740508