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Regimental number6639
Place of birthRainbow, Victoria
AddressYorketown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 3.5"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Roberts, Yorketown, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Date of death30 September 1919
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery (Road 3, Path 23W, Grave No. 10), Adelaide
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Alice ROBERTS, Holbrook Road, Flinders, Park, South Australia. Native of Rainbow, Victoria. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, SA.
Discharge date12 August 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board A 'Orontes', 19 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 10 May 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 12 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROBERTS Robert

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