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Robert SLOAN

Regimental number2895
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
SchoolSt. Monica's School, Footscray, Victoria.
Age on arrival in Australia4
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address26 Winfield Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 8"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, R S1oan, 26 Winfield Street, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRoll of Honour Circular lists middle name as Douglas.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Roabert and Hannah SLOAN, 17 Wingfield Street, Footscray, Victoria. Native of Dunedin, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 5th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 57th Bn, Serapeum, 17 February 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 18 March 1916.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 30 March 1916 (sore feet), and transferred same day to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital; transferred to 8th Field Ambulance, 31 March 1916; discharged to duty, 1 April 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, Ferry Post, 19 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SLOAN Robert

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