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Robert Auriol DRUMMOND-HAY

Regimental number148
Date of birth6 August 1882
Place of birthGeorgia, USA
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSailor (mate)
Address9 Princes Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7.5"
Next of kinFather, James Charles Drummond-Hay, 9 Princes Street, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPO
Unit name1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
AWM Embarkation Roll numberMIS34.12.1.RANBT1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollChief Petty Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Team
FateDischarged 28 April 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 678 Sergeant William de Vismes DRUMMOND-HAY, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 January 1918.
Other details

War service: arrived Lemnos, 21 July 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 20 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Promoted Chief Petty Officer, Ismailia, 31 March 1916.

Marched out to El Arish, 19 December 1916; returned from El Arish, 30 March 1917.

Discharged from AIF, 28 April 1917; marched out to Moascar Details Camp to await commissioning in the Royal Naval Reserve, 4 August 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal (the latter two being issued by the Admiralty)
Miscellaneous detailsServed as an Officer for 6 years in the Indian Passenger Trade, and for 3 years on schooners in the South Seas.

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