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Robert Harry Mervyn ELTIS

Regimental number16195
Place of birthAlbert Park, Victoria
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolAlbert Park State School and South Melbourne College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Robert Cust Eltis, Hunter Street, Chewton, Victoria
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNovember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Zonnebeke on 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 8 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row B, Grave No. 5), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Emily Jane ELTIS, Hunter Street, Chewton, Victoria

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsCousin: Speedwell Fabian Megnicha, died in the Manchester Hospital of wounds he received at Gallipoli.

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