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Robert George FURMSTON

Regimental number1934
Place of birthHealesville Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTimber-worker
AddressOlive Bank, Healesville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFrederick G. Furmston, Olive Bank, Healesville, Victoria
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollDivisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 69261 Pte Clarence Venables FURMSTON, 17th General (Victorian) Reinforcements, embarked 2 November 1918; ship recalled owing to cessation of hostilities.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as FURNISTON.

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