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Robert PORTEOUS

Regimental number15
Date of birth15 February 1889
Place of birthMylor, South Australia
SchoolMylor Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBootmaker
AddressAldgate, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, John Porteous, Aldgate, South Australia
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
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.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
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 RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Discharge date--/04/1919
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Wounded at Morlancourt, 5 March 1917; at Naurey, 29 September 1918; invalided to Stratford-on-Avon and Brighton, England. Discharged as medically unfit.
Date of death14 January 1972

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