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Robert Hallett TUNKIN

Regimental number2529
Place of birthWentworth, New South Wales
SchoolIrymple State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressEtinwanda Avenue, Mildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Frank Tunkin, Etinwanda Avenue, Mildura, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Cadet in 73 Infantry, Mildura, Victoria.
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death21.8
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 1), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
144
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Martha Ellen TUNKIN, Etiwanda Avenue, Mildura, Victoria. Native of Wentworth, New South Wales
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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