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Robert BOLCK

Regimental number5985
Place of birthStanwell, Queensland
SchoolState School, Stanwell, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPost Office, Comet, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 10"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Bolck, Stanwell, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingnr Hamel, France
Date of death4 July 1918
Age at death38.6
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row B, Grave No. 12), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Johan and Christina BOLCK, Stanwell, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 8 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 October 1916.

Marched into 4th Training Bn, Rollestone, 15 November 1916.

Discharged from Group Hospital, Codford, 1 January 1917, and marched into 4th Training Bn.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 17 January 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 19 January 1917; taken on strength of 15th Bn, in the field, 23 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 30 January 1917; admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 30 January 1917 (gunshot wound, arm); transferred to No 45 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 January 1917; to No 8 General Hospital, Rouen, 31 January 1917; to England, 3 February 1917; to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Brighton, 5 February 1917; discharged to furlough, 20 March 1917, and to report to Training Depot, Perham Downs, 4 April 1917.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, 7 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, no date stated.

Proceeded to unit, 8 May 1917, and rejoined 15th Bn the same day.

Appointed Temporary Driver, 31 May 1917.

Reverts to the rank of Private, 14 August 1917.

Attached to 4th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 7 October 1917.

On leave, 5 March 1918; rejoined 4th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 22 March 1918.

Rejoined 15th Bn, 17 April 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Buried, 6 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOLCK Robert

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