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Robert George CANET

Regimental number3125
Date of birth1886
Place of birthTallygaroopna, Victoria
SchoolTallygaroopna Public School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKensington, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gertrude Catherine Canet, 3 Tennyson Street, Kensington, Victoria
Enlistment date12 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 5 November 1917
Discharge date14 August 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 413 Corporal John CANET, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: enlisted in the AIF, 11 October 1916. Embarked from Australia, 16 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 February 1917, and marched in to 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott. Taken on strength, 67th Bn, Windmill Hill, from 59th Bn, 28 April 1917; transferred to 17th Machine Gun Company, 13 June 1917. Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 5 September 1917 (bronchitis). Discharged from hospital to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Themistocles', 5 November 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 31 December 1917. Discharged from the AIF as medically unfit (pleuritic adhesions: chronic), 14 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 October 1956
Age at death70
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria

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