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Robert Harley WORDSWORTH

Date of birth21 July 1894
Place of birthCollarenebri, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinWilliam Henry Wordsworth, Wonlga, Cowra, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 22 February 1915

Captain


Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 3 December 1916

Temporary Lieutenant


Unit: Indian Army
Promotion date: 19 October 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: Indian Army
Promotion date: 3 November 1917

Acting Captain


Unit: Indian Army
Promotion date: 16 April 1918

Captain


Unit: Indian Army
Promotion date: 19 May 1919

Major


Unit: Indian Army
Promotion date: 19 May 1933

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30474 (14 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateDischarged 18 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Middle East

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Discharged in 1917 to join the Indian Armg (6th Lancers). Awarded Commander of the Order of the Bath (1945), Commander of the Order of the British Empire (1943). Senator for Tasmania, 1950-59; Administrator of Norfolk Island, 1962-64.

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