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Robert Edward RIGBY

Regimental number3401
Place of birthWoollahra, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPolisher
Address197 Dennison Road, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.9
Height5' 7.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, P Rigby, 197 Dennison Road, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 September 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date11 December 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HS 'Kanowna', 9 September 1916; discharged (medically unfit: wounded, severe shell wound, left hand), Sydney, 11 December 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 June 1938
Age at death45
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, RIGBY Robert Edward

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