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Robert SCANDRETT

Regimental number6106
Place of birthDunmore, Ballynahinch, Co Down, Ireland
SchoolMagheruhamlet National School, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia19.6
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarter
Address129 Stanmore Road, Stanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R Scandrett, Dunmore, Ballynahinch, County Down, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 April 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22.10
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialFavreuil British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
70
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Martha SCANDRETT, Dunmore, Ballynahinch, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Found guilty of being absent from church parade, Kiama Camp, New South Wales, 16 July 1916: fined 2/6.

Embarked from Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 13 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 December 1916; marched into 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 13 December 1916. Taken on strength, 13th Bn, 19 December 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 8 February 1917; treated at 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 February 1917; rejoined unit, 24 February 1917.

Wounded in action (bullet wound, face and abdomen), 11 April 1917; died of wounds, 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 April 1917. Buried Vaux Main Dressing Station (5th and 6th Australian Field Ambulance), 1.25 miles NE of Bapaume; grave subsequently relocated to permanent cemetery.

Miss France GOODWIN, Barney Street, Kiama, New South Wales, wrote to Base Records, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, 11 August 1917: '... the only reason we wished for his next of kin's address was to write to his Mother if she was alive or his Father. The young soldier was a great friend of ours & we thought perhaps we could find out how he was wounded & when he died. I suppose you have the records of such. I had one parcel returned that we sent him. There is still another & I wanted his Mother to get it if possible.' Base Records replied, 20 August 1917, supplying the address requested, and adding: 'It is understood the practice of the overseas authorities is to distribute the contents of parcels for deceased members of the Australian Imperial Force amongst the soldiers' comrades. Any articles of value, however, would be returned to the sender.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal