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Robert Henry READ

Regimental number1648
Place of birthBeaudesert Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWidgee Creek, Beaudesert, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Henry Read, Widgee Creek, Beaudesert, Queensland
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1966 Pte Percival John READ, 52nd Bn, returned to Australia, 30 January 1918; Cousins: 2nd Lt Samuel John HILL, 47th Bn, killed in action, 18 September 1918; 4783 Corporal John Lorimer STEPHENS, 26th Bn, killed in action, 3 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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