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Robert Hillman BOTTEN

Place of birthProspect, Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolNorth Adelaide Public School, South Australia
Other trainingUniversity College, North Adelaide, South Australia
OccupationBank official
AddressProspect, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Rose Botten, Box 7, Melrose, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name27th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 March 1917
Place of death or woundingWarlencourt, Somme sector, France
Date of death2 March 1917
Age at death28.5
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 34), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Ann Jane BOTTEN; Wife: Ethel Rose BOTTEN, 'Dimora', Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia. Native of Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7958 Pte Frank Dyas BOTTEN MM, 4th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 27 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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