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Robert Haniford COMMONS

Regimental number6789A
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolBallarat College, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPhysicist
AddressBallarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 6.25"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinFather, F.W. Commons, Webster Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 September 1917
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Inventor of the liquid piston.' (details from father)
FateKilled in Action 19 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row G, Grave No 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
101
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick W. and Emily Commons, Creswick Road, Ballarat, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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