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Robert William Laws CHAMBERS

Date of birth5 April 1893
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolBrisbane Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraftsman
Address172 Merthyr Road, New Farm, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinClaude Wm Chambers, 172 Merthyr Road, New Farm, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed with the Moreton Regiment (Citizen Military Forces), Queensland.
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name9th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 August 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death23
Place of burialRegina Trench Cemetery (Plot IX, Row N, Grave No. 2), Grandcourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
55
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Claude and Evelina CHAMBERS, 121 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales. native of Brisbane
Family/military connectionsCousin: Captain Leslie Keith CHAMBERS, 17th Battalion, killed in action, 29 July 1916
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Gallipli, Western Front

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