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Robert POWER

Regimental number9534
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolState School, Blackwood, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationProspector
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinSister, Mrs Amy smithwick, 31 Eltham Street, Flemington, Victoria
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name11th Field Company Engineers, Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from OUTER HARBOR, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'His OC wrote of him - "His death was a great loss to us. He was one of the best and most skilful men in my section as well as being a most gallant gentleman."' (details from sister)
FateKilled in Action 6 June 1917
Place of death or woundingPont Nieppe, nr Armentieres, France
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialNieppe Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
24
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Johanna POWER. Native of Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: William HERBERT, killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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