Robert George GARNER

Regimental number5015
Place of birthHill End, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHill End, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.9
Height5' 6"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Thompson, Hill End, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 December 1915
Place of enlistmentLithgow, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date10 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: Elias McALLASTER
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 September 1916; joined 17th Bn, in the field, 7 November 1916.

Reported missing in action, 15 April 1917; subsequently reported prisoner of war in Germany.

Repatriated to England, 23 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 23 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 10 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Age at death46
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARNER Robert George