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Robert EARNSHAW

Regimental number3780
Place of birthEuroa, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressCreighton Creek, Euroa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Earnshaw, Creighton Creek, Euroa, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 February 1917
Place of enlistmentSeymour, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 29th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 7 September 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Squadron
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

Discharge date24 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Embarked Melbourne, 7 September 1917; disembarked Suez, 19 October 1917.

Taken on strength, Machine Gun Training Squadron, Moascar, 20 November 1917.

Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, 9 December 1917; rejoined Training Squadron from detachment, 29 December 1917.

Detached to 4th Machine Gun Squadron, 3 January 1918; taken on strength, Belah, 13 January 1918.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 25 June 1918 (malaria); transferred to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 15 July 1918.

Marched in to Machine Gun Training Squadron, Moascar, 24 July 1918.

Marched out to 4th Machine Gun Squadron, 3 August 1918; taken on strength, 6 August 1918.

Awarded Military Medal, 15 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dongola', 24 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 24 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 July 1954
Age at death58
Place of burialEuroa Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, EARNSHAW Robert

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