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Robert James POORE

Regimental number22
Place of birthSale Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
Address337 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMrs E J Poore, 118 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSGL
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion during an intense enemy bombardment, when, by his coolness and fine leadership, he was responsible for checking the losses of his two platoons. His assistance in establishing bombing posts was most valuable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 July 1940
Age at death53
Place of burialNuriootpa Cemetery, South Australia

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