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Robert Louis SAWYER

Regimental number4353
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolBoys South State School, Toowoomba, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressWarren Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Viola Clayton Sawyer, Warren Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date18 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name26th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 30 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingWesthoek, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialOosttaverne Wood Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row J, Grave No. 5), Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Louis and Viola Clayton SAWYER, Warren Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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