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Robert Edmond ANTILL

Regimental number1228
Place of birthIslington, London, England
SchoolBelmont Road School, West Green, Tottenham.
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCabinetmaker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Josh Antill, 43 Park Road, Loreen Lancashire, England
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe left London for Australia on 28 June 1913 at the age of sixteen and spent his seventeenth birthday on board the "Norceman" going out. His eighteenth birthday he spent in Australia. His nineteenth birthday he spent in Gallipoli. His twentieth birthday on the battle field in France and was killed two weeks before his twenty first birthday, after having been wounded on three previous occasions. (Mother)
FateKilled in Action 5 July 1917
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert, Belgium
Age at death20.11
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialMud Corner British Cemetery (Plot II, row B, Grave No. 9), Warneton, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
71
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Josh and Alice ANTILL, 43 Park Road, Harringay, London, England

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